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Dissertation Writers’ Retreats

A square image promoting the annual Dissertation Retreat SeriesThe Writing Studio’s dissertation writers’ retreat series provides dissertating graduate students with time to work individually in a quiet, collegial atmosphere. During retreats, we couple ample writing time with optional, one-on-one consultations and daily workshops meant to focus writers on their argumentation, chapter structure, and daily writing goals. We hold an annual week-long retreat during the summer and mini-retreats during fall and spring breaks.

Information about upcoming or recent retreats can be found below.

Spring Dissertation Writers’ Retreat

Spring Dissertation Writers’ Retreat

March 13-14, 2023

Sponsored by the Graduate School and                                    

the College of Arts and Science Dean’s Office 

The Writing Studio will host a dissertation writers’ retreat during spring break. The retreat is designed to provide dissertating students with a community of support and opportunities for goal setting and skill building alongside loosely structured time to work individually on writing projects. Graduate students and postdocs working on master’s theses and other advanced writing projects are also welcome to participate. We will couple ample writing time with optional daily workshops and one-on-one writing consultations. Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Registration is required by Monday, February 27. To participate, please complete a registration form. Applicants will be notified of their acceptance by Friday, March 3 and asked to confirm their participation by Monday, March 6.

Questions? Please email


Retreat Schedule

9:00 Morning Check-In

9:20-Noon Writing Time

Noon- 1:00 Lunch

1:00- 2:00 Optional Daily Workshop

2:00-3:50 Writing Time

2:00-3:50 Optional One-On-One Writing Consultations

3:50 End of Day Check-In

Questions? Please contact