Residency Session Format

What are the residency weekend dates? 

As with the Fall 2016 semester, we will have several residency weekends during the Spring 2017 semester. Residency Session dates are determined by the course that you are registered for. It is very important that you make note of the class you registered for, as well as the designated residency weekend for that course as each course will only meet one weekend for the duration of the semester.

 

Will I attend residency sessions for the same amount of time?

Even though we will only be meeting one weekend per semester, we will have the same number of contact hours with you. This will enable the instructors to make residency weekends much more valuable. This change will allow us to have meaningful projects on residency weekends.

 

How will my schedule change?

Instead of attending residency three times per semester you will now only attend residency one time per semester, except residency will now be combined into one long weekend instead of three individual Saturdays.

 

How do I know which residency I go to? 

Registration for the Spring 2017 semester will begin on November 7th. The Department of International Graduate Services will also contact you via your UC student email with a list of courses and their residency dates so that you can plan ahead for which courses you would like to register for. The residency session dates will also be included in the course schedule.

 

When do classes start and end?

Classes will begin late Friday afternoon and continue all day Saturday, with classes wrapping up early Sunday afternoon. As with previous residencies, you are required to attend class the entire weekend so it is very important that you plan ahead and schedule your travel accordingly. You should plan your travel to be checked in by 5pm Eastern Standard Time on Friday afternoons and be in attendance until noon Eastern Standard Time on Sunday.

 

Will the new change in residency dates affect my F1 status? 

No. The change to a three-day residency weekend will have absolutely no effect on your F1 status as you are still receiving the same amount of in-seat class time, except now it is combined into one long weekend instead of three separate Saturdays.

 

Are all three days mandatory?

Yes, all three days are mandatory and requests to arrive late or leave early will not be approved. Should you not be in attendance for the full session you will be counted absent for the entire session. Please plan travel accordingly!

 

Attendance policy

Attendance to each Executive Residency class session is mandatory. Students may make-up no more than one (1) residency session throughout the duration of their academic program. Missing a second residency will result in the student being dismissed from the University.

A missed session will result in the student attending a make-up session, and paying a $300 Residency Make-Up fee. In addition, the student may be asked for documentation from the program department providing an explanation as to why the schedule residency session was missed. Make-Up sessions must be completed prior to the end of the term. Noncompliance with this policy will result in dismissal from the executive program.

 

Students who enrolled in the Executive Programs prior to Spring 2017 will be eligible to miss only one (1) three-day residency session if they have not had two (2) previous one-day residency session absences. 

 

Make up sessions - where are they? 

All make-up sessions will be held at our campus in Williamsburg, KY and students will be charged a $300 make-up fee if a make-up residency is required. There will only be one (1) residency make up session offered each semester. Failure to attend the three-day make up session will receive a failing grade, may be dismissed from the Executive Program and may face termination in the SEVIS system.

 

What if I can't be there all days? 

If you cannot be in attendance for all three days then you will be counted absent for the entire residency weekend and be required to attend the make-up residency and pay the $300 make-up fee.

 

When can I register for the next semester?

The Department of International Graduate Services will contact you via your UC student email as registration for the next term approaches. Please remember that you are required to register for (one) main class, and (one) online class each semester in order to maintain your F1 status – late registration will not be accepted and can result in the termination of your student status. 

Once you register for a class you will want to make note of the residency weekend that your class is scheduled, as that is the only session for that class that will be scheduled for the semester. You will need to be sure to plan your travel accordingly to ensure that you are in attendance for the full residency session.

Registration is done on a first come, first serve basis. Once a course is full, there will not be additional seats added, as we cannot exceed classroom seating capacity; therefore, it is advised that you register for classes as much in advance as possible. As a reminder, students cannot register for future semesters until their current tuition balance is paid in full.

 

When will facilities be available to me on residency weekends?

*Please note all times are in Eastern Standard Time*

Friday

Facility will open at 4:30 p.m.

Classes will be in session from 6:00 p.m.  - 10:00 p.m. 

Facility will close at 10:15 p.m.

Saturday

Facility will open at 7:30 a.m.

Classes will be in session from 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 

Facility will close at 10:15 p.m.

Sunday

Facility will open at 7:30 p.m. 

Classes will be in session from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Facility will close at 12:30 p.m.

 

We ask that you please take note of the above-mentioned times and schedule your travel accordingly. All students must be exited from the building by the closing times for each day. 

 

When will residency sessions be in the future?

*These dates have been set,  however if any changes are made they will be made prior to registration for that semester.

Spring 2018 (MAIN term January 8th – April 26th)

February 2 – 4

February 9 – 11  

February 16 – 18

February 23 – 25

March 2 – 4 


March 9 – 11 


March 16 – 18 


March 23 – 25

Make Up Session on Main Campus in Williamsburg, KY: April 18 – 20  

 

Summer 2018 (MAIN term May 7th – August 21st)

June 1 – 3

June 8 – 10

June 15 – 17

June 22 – 24

June 29 – July 1

July 6 – 8

July 13 – 15

July 20 - 22 


Make Up Session on Main Campus in Williamsburg, KY: Aug 8 – 10

 

Fall 2018 (MAIN term August 27th – December 13th)

 

September 21 – 23

September 28 – 30

October 5 – 7

October 12 – 14 


October 19 – 21 


October 26 – 28


November 2 – 4

November 9 – 11  


Make Up Session on Main Campus in Williamsburg, KY: Dec 3 – 5

 

 

Spring 2019 (MAIN term January 7th – April 25th)

February 1 – 3

February 8 – 10

February 15 – 17

February 22 – 24 


March 1 – 3 


March 8 – 10 


March 15 – 17

March 22 – 24

Make Up Session on Main Campus in Williamsburg, KY: April 15 – 17  

 

Summer 2019(MAIN term May 6th – August 20th)

May 31 – June 2

June 7 – 9

June 14 – 16

June 21 – 23 


June 29 – 30  


July 5 – 7

July 12 – 14

July 19 – 21  


Make Up Session on Main Campus in Williamsburg, KY: Aug 5 – 7

 

Fall 2019 (MAIN term August 26th – December 12th)

September 20 – 22

September 27 – 29

October 4 – 6

October 11 – 13 


October 18 – 20 


October 25 – 27 


November 1 – 3

November 8 – 10 

Make Up Session on Main Campus in Williamsburg, KY: December 2 – 4