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Dissertation Writers’ Retreats

Fall Dissertation Writers’ Retreat

October 18-19, 2018

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Graduate School and

the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office.


Over Fall Break, the Writing Studio will host a two-day dissertation writers’ retreat, which will provide dissertating graduate students with loosely-structured time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere. We will couple ample writing time with optional, one-on-one consultations and daily workshops. Lunch will be provided each day.

Deadline: A link to the application can be found here. Please be sure to complete the application by September 23.

Space in the retreat is limited. We use your answers to these questions to select those applicants who seem most ready to benefit from the retreat’s format of loosely structured writing time. Those selected to participate will be invited by October 1, and asked to confirm their attendance by October 12.

The Writing Studio will also host retreats during the spring and summer of 2019. Dates for these events are listed below.

Spring Retreat: March 4-5

Applications Submitted by February 17

Notification of Acceptance by February 22

Confirmation of Attendance by March 1


Summer Retreat: June 3-7

Applications Submitted by May 5

Notification of Acceptance by May 10

Confirmation of Attendance by May 17