Online Campus Residencies

Two Thursday night through Sunday at noon residency experiences are required for Online Campus students. These face-to-face sessions will allow faculty to engage in competency and readiness evaluations as well as to plan and evaluate field experience (human services) or practicum and internship (counseling) arrangements. Students will also complete the experiential group requirements at this time. Dates will be announced six months in advance. You will get to know your instructors and the students you have previously only met online. Classes will be held on campus.


The following dates are available now:

For Students Entering

Residency One

Residency Two

Spring 2016

August 4-7, 2016

      August 3-6, 2017

Summer 2016

 December 1-4, 2016

Nov 30- December 3, 2017

Fall 2016

April 3-6, 2017

April 2018 Dates TBA

Spring 2017

August 3-6, 2017

August 2018 Dates TBA

Summer 2017

Nov 30-December 3, 2017

December 2018  Dates TBA

Fall 2017

April 2018 Dates TBA

  April 2019 Dates TBA

Lodging:  Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation and lodging. A list of hotels that grant special rates for persons associated with WFU can be found at this link: Please plan to arrive by 5:00 pm on Thursday night and to stay until noon on Sunday.


The meetings scheduled for Thursday night and for Sunday morning will be held at the Graylyn International Conference Center, an amazing facility within a mile of campus.

The Department of Counseling has been granted very special rates for our online students at the Graylyn Conference Center. A limited number of rooms are available on a first-come basis. The rates include a full buffet breakfast for each person plus 24 hour coffee/tea and ice cream access. Under our agreement with Graylyn, we cannot publicize the rates. Interested online students should contact Pamela Karr at for the rates and registration information including the block number.

We urge you to book early to guarantee your space. The deadline for reserving rooms at the special rate is three months prior to the residency itself (on Feb 9, 2013 for the May 2013 residency). At that point the remaining rooms are released for other visitors. You may inquire about availability after that date but it is better to act early if you really want to stay there. Take a look and we bet you will. What a treat!

To book a room, please call reservations at (336) 758-2425 Monday-Friday 7:00am-6pm. You may also book online.

  1. Go to
  2. Select ‘Guestrooms’
  3. Select ‘Make a Reservation’
  4. Select ‘Meeting and Wedding Reservations’
  5. Enter your Block Code (company is not needed) — This information is available through the Department of Counseling.


Itinerary: More specific information regarding agenda and assignments will be sent closer to the date.







Between end of foundation and start of core courses. Intensive Weekend:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and half-day Sunday.
  • Early program matriculation gate keeping function.
  • Complete competency projects for capstone course for foundation courses.
  • Evaluate field experience feasibility.



Between end of core courses and start of beginning practice. Intensive Weekend:Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and half-day Sunday.
  • Finalize field experience approvals and meet with field experience faculty supervisors.
  • Complete competency projects for capstone course for core courses.
  • Complete required group counseling experiences with program faculty.


(MAC Only)

Anytime during beginning practice and advance practice semesters. On an as-needed basis per student outcome assessment.
  • Complete remediation intensive practice with program faculty per program faculty, facilitators and clinical preceptor evaluations.

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