Writing Camps

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 throughout the semester. Each camp consists 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

Evening hours

  • Check-in & Goal-setting:  5:30-5:45pm
  • Dedicated writing time:  5:45-8:45pm
  • Close:  8:45-9pm


To Register

First-Time Participants:

  1. Complete the Writing Camp Registration Form
  2. Email unmgrc@unm.edu to schedule a 30-minute pre-camp consultation

Please keep in mind that first-time participants must complete a pre-camp consultation prior to the writing camp. The purpose of this consultation is to review your writing project and writing camp expectations. You are only required to schedule this consultation before your first writing camp

Returning Participants:

Students who have previously attended writing camps may register to attend any and all writing camps offered throughout the semester.

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.

Due to current circumstances, these writing camps will be hosted online via Zoom. In addition, Summer weeklong writing camps will take place from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm, rather than being all-day.

Please see this guideline on how to access Zoom meetings.

Summer 2020 Writing Camp Schedule

June8 - 12
June20 - 21
July13 - 17