Our next Dissertation Retreat will be offered during the Winter 2021 session. It will be an online retreat. Check back here for more details in November 2020.
Offered during Winter and Summer sessions, Dissertation Retreats all participants to devote a week to working on their dissertation in the writing center.
Participants spend a majority of their time writing; however the program sometimes also includes discussions on topics relevant to dissertations students, including motivation, goal setting, and time management.
Students gain access to space, and the structure to facilitate progress on their dissertation. They do not receive feedback on their draft; rather, the Dissertation Retreat provides support for their writing process.
Coffee is served in the morning, lunch is catered by the university catering department, and snacks are available all day.
Most participants bring their own laptop or tablet to work on. We have plenty of extension cords. We are able to accommodate a few students in each Retreat who need to use a Writing Center computer.