Graduate Residency Information
M.A. Policy, M.A. Liberal Studies and MBA-M* Residency Information
Fall Graduate Residency Dates: October 5-7, 2017 (schedules vary by course and program)
Location: Desmond Hotel and Conference Center, 660 Albany-Shaker Rd, Albany, NY 12211
Desmond Reservations Line: 1-800-448-3500
Room block: There is a discounted room block rate for students until September 13th. Please ask for a room under the Empire State College Graduate Studies room block.
Train: Albany-Rensselaer train station, served by Amtrak.
Bus: Several bus services arrive/depart from the Albany-Rensselaer train stations.
Air: Albany Airport
Residency Program Schedules
*Note: There will be no residency for Managerial Reasoning and new students in the MBA in Management program. These students should discuss their options to transfer into the MBA in Business Management (36 credits, online) with their advisor. Please see MBA in Business Management for more information.
More Residency Information
- general residency information
- residency fee
- residency attendance
- residency-based courses by program
- residency dates
Weather cancellations will be posted to the college homepage.
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