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FAQ: Residency

Residency Dates

For complete residency dates and schedules, please click here.

What is residency?

To learn more about the purpose of our residencies please visit our residency site.

Is it mandatory? Do I have to attend all the residencies?

No. All new students, beginning in May 2012, will have the option of attending their residency on campus or online. The first residency is considered orientation. While we encourage students to engage in the full Regent experience by attending the on-campus orientation/residency, recent changes to the program's flexibility allow incoming students to conduct their orientation/residency either online or on campus. Students will receive the same requisite information in either format; however, the on-campus orientation/residency offers an incredible opportunity for students to meet and build relationships with one another, as well as faculty and staff.

How much time should I allocate for residency?

It would be best for doctoral students to allocate approximately six days for residency (excluding days for travel). Master’s students should allocate three days.

How much does it cost?

Doctoral students attending the on-campus residency are responsible for their own lodging, travel and incidental expenses. New doctoral students are encouraged to stay at The Founders Inn and may receive a reduced “Regent” rate (limited availability). There is no extra room charge for spouses. SBL will provide all meals through the Regent Ordinary on campus.

When and where does it take place?

Follow these links for the most up-to-date schedule and location.

What is the dress code?

Business casual.

What is required each day?

A typical day begins around 8:30 a.m. with a class session followed by lunch and an afternoon class session. Plenary sessions, chapels and quiet times are scheduled on some days in the early morning or just before lunch. Evenings provide an opportunity for reading, research, writing and group work.

Can I bring my spouse and family?

First-year students are welcome to bring their families with them. Students should plan, however, to use non-class time and evenings for research, writing and meeting with other students. There can be limited time to participate with your family during residency. To get more information about things to do in the area with your family, visit our hospitality site.

When should I arrive for residency?

The best time to arrive for residency is the day before it begins.


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