Welcome from your program director

We are  excited to have you joining us this semester for your first residency.  The limited-residency graduate experience is pretty u­nique, and so we want to do our best to make sure you have all the tools you need­.

  • Being a Graduate Student at Goucher. Success in graduate school is as much about attitude and perspective as it is about scholarship.  For tips on how to succeed as a graduate student in a distance learning format, visit the Technology Orientation.  You will need your Goucher credentials to login.

  • Everything you need for your first Residency. You begin by meeting your program director, teachers and fellow students face-to-face in the first of three invigorating, nine-day residencies.  These residencies foster friendships and a network of colleagues that will carry you through graduate school and into yo­­­­ur professional life.  This link will lead you through the process.


Andy Kovan, a student in Goucher's distance learning graduate programs.

While the residency serves as a central focal point of your graduate experience, your off-campus time in the program will be spent online.  This means that having a handle on the various technological resources  available to you is crucial.  We recommend you get started with the Technology Orientation as soon as you can.