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Residency Experiences

Integration, Collaboration, and Engagement

Penn State World Campus Residency Program

A defining component of the program is the required Online MBA residency which takes place at the start of the program. Designed to provide information, introduce resources, and foster valuable interactions with faculty and student peers, the residency helps to prepare students for a successful, integrative, collaborative, and engaging online learning experience.

During the residency, you will be immersed in a team performance class; review key program components, including a core course overview and an introduction to the concentrations; and receive technical training on systems you will use as a student. You will also participate in  workshops outlining resources designed to enhance your online learning experience, including student advising services, career management, stress management, alumni relations, networking, and time management. By the end of the residency, you will have already earned credit towards the degree program.

Virtual and On-Campus Formats Available

Summer 2021: This residency scheduled for May will be delivered virtually in response to health and safety concerns associated with COVID-19. Travel to and from University Park will not be required for this event. Please contact the program office at [email protected] for updated information.

Fall 2021 and beyond: Students who begin the program in the fall or spring semesters will attend virtual residency. Students who begin the program in summer 2022 will attend on-campus residency at Penn State University, University Park, PA. Please consider this when you decide which semester is best for you to begin your studies. During the summer on-campus residency, the program office will cover hotel expenses; however, all travel and other expenses are the responsibility of the student. 

 Residency Start Dates
Semester of Matriculation Residency Dates
Summer 2021 (Virtual) May 11–13, 2021
Fall 2021 (Virtual) August 17–19, 2021
Spring 2022 (Virtual) January 11–13, 2022
Summer 2022 (On-Campus) May 10–12, 2022
Fall 2022 (Virtual) August 16–18, 2022
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