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Graduate Resource Center

Mesa Vista Hall, Suite 1057
MSC03 2180
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Phone: (505) 277-1407
Fax: (505) 277-1498

Writing Camps

bc• Are you writing your thesis or dissertation?

• Do you have a commitment to writing regularly?

• Would you like a quiet space to write a minimum of 3 hours a day with a community of graduate/professional students like yourself?

If you answered yes to all these questions, then the Graduate Resource Center has a schedule of free writing camps for you this semester!

 Your commitment begins with the registration process. All writing campers must complete the registration form. ONLY first time writing campers have additional requirements. See below for the 4 requirements.

First-time participants only

1. Complete the Writing Camp Registration Form-Fall 2016

2. Download and complete the Pre-Writing Camp Assessment

3. Email Pre-Writing Camp Assessment to

4. Call 277-1407 to schedule a writing camp consultation

Returning Writing Campers: Register Today

1. Complete the Writing Camp Registration Form- Fall 2016 

What to Expect During a Writing Camp

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Pre-Writing Camp Assessment
  • You will be joining a group of graduate students who have answered Yes to the above questions, just as you did.
  • The camps begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. each day (5:30 p.m. for evening camps) and the first day it’s important to come earlier to select a writing work space and to get settled in. The first half hour of each morning/evening is dedicated to activities designed to reflect on your writing process in order to gain stronger writing skills. And we have writing exercises to get you started each session!
  • There will be time to meet in smaller groups within the larger cohort to set daily writing goals, and if you need individual assistance, GRC consultants are available to help throughout the day.
  • Students write from 9-12 and 1-4 with a one-hour lunch break from 12-1 during the day. 
  • There is a half-day option, but all participants must attend the Monday morning session from 8:30-9 a.m. in order to participate in a week long writing camp.
  • From 4-4:30 p.m. each day students discuss the day in their smaller groups as well as with the whole group. Tips on writing are shared along with goals attained during the day.

Whether you are working on dissertation chapters, article manuscripts, master’s theses, or dissertation proposals, you will find that writing camps offer graduate students an opportunity to devote time to the writing process within a supportive, organized venue. In addition, the GRC facilitates regular writing groups to complement the camp experience and to continue the momentum.

August   30-31  
September 24-25 28-29 12-16
October 22-23 19-20 3-7
November 5-6 9-10 14-18
December 3-4