Upcoming Residency Dates
2024 Winter Residency – Wroxton, England Campus, Wednesday, January 3 through Saturday, January 13, 2024. The Visiting Writers in January will be Anne Enright and Polly Barton.
2024 Summer Residency – Florham Campus, Friday, July 26 through Sunday, August 4, 2024
The biannual campus residencies are the heart center of our program. Many alumni report the residencies were their favorite part of their MFA experience. Residencies gather faculty and students together for master classes, workshops, craft talks, guest author visits, as well as for writing, community, eating, reading, and enjoying the exceptional campuses and environs.
All students attend all the programming, which means everyone has the chance to work, learn, and consider other genres, and get to know all the mentors.
Residencies are intense learning experiences and integral to the coursework. Students attend a minimum of three residencies over the course of their program. All new students start with a residency. Residency fees cover tuition, room, and board.
The residencies offer individual conferences with mentors; group workshops; readings and instruction by distinguished visiting writers; presentations by publishing professionals; faculty lectures; student readings; and other literary activities. There also are several hours of unscheduled time for writing, revision, and socializing.
Wroxton College is one of FDU’s most wonderful facilities. Students stay and study in the 17th-century Jacobean mansion known as Wroxton Abbey, once home to Lord North, the British Prime Minister at the time of the American Revolution. Stratford-upon-Avon, Oxford, the Cotswolds, and London are all nearby. The Winter Wroxton residency includes a free day, which many students use to visit London (about an hour away by train) or Oxford, which is a 15-minute train ride from the Abbey. The year-round staff of Wroxton are endlessly responsive and the Wroxton Residency will be a lifelong memory.
Past Visiting Writers