Although most of our graduate classes are offered as distance learning courses, all of our graduate degree programs have low- residency requirements as well. Residential requirements are academic requirements, and their completion is important for your successful academic progress as well as for transformational learning.
Residential requirements vary by program to accommodate the learning outcomes associated with specific degrees. Where, how often, and when residential experiences occur also varies by program. Request more information today  to find out about the specific residential requirements for your degree at Saybrook.
All new students at Saybrook (except those in Seattle masters programs) are required to attend a Residential Orientation held immediately before their first Residential Conference (RC). The RO familiarizes students with Saybrook University's education requirements, faculty, and staff, distance learning modalities, and courses for the initial term.
Additional residential conferences for our hybrid-online programs are held at the start of each semester, both for in-person learning and to introduce courses for the first term of that semester. For most online degree programs, these conferences are held at locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more about locations, see the calendar for your individual program.
A few programs have particular needs: