Twice a year for 10 days, students, faculty and artists gather at the Rancho Las Palmas Resort & Spa located just outside Palm Springs, CA. Each residency is filled with a number of guest lectures and readings, along with regular scheduled courses.

The residency begins on the first Friday in June and the first Friday in December, lasting through the following Sunday — a period of 10 days. All students must attend 5 residencies.