Walden's COVID-19 Response

While this is unsettling territory for many, Walden remains a strong and steady ally for more than 52,000 online students across the globe. As other institutions of higher education are only now making a quick and unsteady leap into online pathways for their students, Walden has 50 years of proven experience in distance education and online learning, resulting in more than 144,000 remarkable alumni from 165 countries.


We will always make the health and safety of our students, faculty, staff, and extended Walden community of alumni and partners our top priority. To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, we’ll continue to align with guidance provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and federal and state health agencies.

Walden will always help its students navigate a way forward that will provide career stability and professional growth in the years ahead. Our experience in online education makes it possible for us to quickly provide alternatives and options so our students can continue working seamlessly towards their career goals and passions. Whether it’s converting on-site residencies to engaging virtual residency experiences or working with accrediting and professional licensure organizations to formalize alternatives or waivers – our goal is to ensure students remain on schedule for their continued academic success.

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Essential Resources

Walden University is proud of our 50-year commitment to you - our students - and communities around the globe. We've put together a collection of essential resources to help you navigate your career, learning, and mental health.


As a university rooted in social change, our promise to provide an Education for Good extends beyond the classroom. The Walden community is dedicated to being excellent global citizens and are giving back in unique ways during this pandemic. In such a short period of time, the Walden community has already provided young children with new backpacks filled with food and supplies, sent care packages to our healthcare heroes on the front lines, and are providing tablets to public school students in need. Learn more about how Walden is Mobilizing for Good.

Offering Support to D.C. Area Students Graduating During the Pandemic

For high school classes across the country, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed students’ plans for prom, graduation, and preparing for college. As part of our efforts to Mobilize for Good, Walden recently connected with three high school seniors selected by Woodbridge High School. We asked about their experiences throughout the past few months – and gave them each a surprise to help them pursue their passions, careers, and education. On behalf of Woodbridge High School, Walden also proudly donated $7,500 to Black Lives Matter, the organization chosen by the school’s Senior Student Board.
Offering Support to DC Area Students Graduating During the Pandemic