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Residency Information

Welcome to Antiochian House of Studies Residency!

The residency is hosted at the Antiochian Village yearly, usually the last week of August (and the first week of September). Attendence is required for Pastoral Care students, Doctor of Ministry students, and all St. Stephen’s students.

St. Stephen’s

Three weeks of residency (total) are required to fulfill the St Stephen’s Course and receive your certificate. This includes two “Alphas” and one “Beta.” First-year students attend the Alpha week, second-year students a Beta, and third-year students another Alpha week.

Each year the Antiochian Village hosts two weeks (one Alpha Week and one Beta Week).

The Alpha Week is for 1st and 3rd year students. This is typically the last week in August.

The Beta Week is for 2nd year students, as well as D. Min and Pastoral Care students. This is typically the first week of September (on or near Labor Day).

(In special cases, students are able to do two weeks in one year, for economic or other reasons of practical necessity.)

Musicology, Iconology, and Youth Ministry students arrive slightly earlier than other students, so please confirm your timing with the office.

Three weeks of residency (total) are required to fulfill the requirements for your degree.


Attendance at each class session is mandatory. Please be on time to each class session.

Please focus on the content of the presentations. Although laptops are allowed for note-taking purposes, please avoid extraneous activity, especially on laptops and phones.

Some allowance is made if you must miss a class due to illness, or abnormal fatigue. In order to maintain our accreditation, we may not allow more than one three absences (total, or two of one professor).

With two absences from any one professor, a student will not pass the residency for that year. With three absences total, a student will not pass the residency for that year.

Also, being tardy counts as half an absence, so please keep track of the time—the schedule is very fast paced!