Whether you are working on your thesis or dissertation, you will find that the writing camps offer graduate students an opportunity to devote time to the writing process within a supportive, organized venue.
Writing Camps offer you quiet time and space to make significant progress on your thesis or dissertation. During the camps, students will also develop goal-setting skills, share writing resources with others, develop sustainable writing habits, and create a sense of community and accountability.
Please note, writing camps do not cover writing rules or conventions, or provide individual feedback on writing samples. For help with your writing, please schedule an individual consultation by calling 277-1407.
The GRC also facilitates writing support groups to complement the writing camp experience and help you continue on a path of progress.
Writing Camp Schedules
The GRC hosts weeklong, weekend, and evening camps each month of the semester. Each camp is comprised of 3-hour long blocks of writing time.
Weeklong & Weekend hours
- Check-in & Goal-setting: 8:30-9am
- Dedicated writing time: 9am-12pm
- Lunch: 12-1pm
- Dedicated writing time: 1-4pm
- Reflection & Close: 4-4:30pm
- Check-in & Goal-setting: 5:30-5:45pm
- Dedicated writing time: 5:45-8:45pm
- Close: 8:45-9pm
- Complete Writing Camp Registration Form
- Download and complete the Pre-Writing Camp Assessment form
- Email Pre-Assessment form to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Call 277-1407 to schedule a pre-camp consultation (30-minute appointment)
Please keep in mind that first-time participants must complete the pre-assessment form and pre-camp consultation prior to the writing camp. This is the only time you will have to complete these steps.
Students who have previously attended writing camps may register to attend any and all writing camps offered throughout the semester. For returning participants, please register here: Writing Camp Registration Form.
Preparing for Writing Camp
The writing camp is time and space to make progress writing your thesis or dissertation. It is important that you complete any pre-writing before attending camp. This will allow you to focus on progress. Pre-writing includes necessary reading, note-taking, and outlining.
All writing camp participants are encouraged to disconnect from email, social media, and other distractions while at camp. Make any necessary arrangements to allow yourself time to focus on your writing.
We expect participants to be committed to their individual goals and accountable to the writing camp community. If you are unable to attend the session for which you have registered, or need flexibility with your schedule, please notify the writing camp facilitator ahead of time.