Graduate Students

The Writing Institute offers several options for graduate students to cultivate a sustainable writing practice, including individual consultations at the Writing Center, Dissertation Camp, Writing Days, and Writing Accountability Groups. We are working on some other ideas, including several workshops. If you are a graduate student and you have ideas about how the Writing Institute might support the writing of you and your peers, please let us know. We are always happy explore possibilities.

Dissertation Camp

Dissertation Camp allows graduate students some focused writing time for their work, along with some discussion and goal setting. Dissertation Camp can have a 5-day or 1-day format. Alumni of Dissertation Camp are eligible to join Writing Days: a full day of writing (coffee and bagels provided) a couple of times a month (on Saturdays during Fall and Spring Terms, on Fridays during Summer Term).

Writing Accountability Groups

For alumni of Dissertation Camp, we offer Writing Accountability Groups: groups of up to 3 writers plus a facilitator who meet at the same time every week for 12 weeks to write, reflect, and set goals.

Summer Writing Days

Join us for virtual writing days on Fridays from May 8 to August 7. We will check in via Zoom and share resources and strategies for getting writing done this summer. Open to any graduate students pursuing writing projects for their credentials or for publication. Read more and register for summer writing days.

More Resources for Graduate Students

More resources that can support your writing or support you as a writer.