Writing Days

Dissertation writers who have completed a one-day or week-long Dissertation Boot Camp are eligible to participate in monthly Writing Days at the Writing Center. Writing Days are scheduled for Saturdays during fall and spring terms and for Fridays during the 12-week summer term. Eligible participants are notified of dates through our Dissertation Boot Camp alumni mailing list. We require RSVPs, and we reserve the right to cancel a Writing Day if fewer than five writers plan to attend.

The day—from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.—will begin with bagels, coffee, and tea provided by the Writing Center. Bring your materials and your laptop, set your writing goals for the day, and enjoy a quiet day of focused work on your dissertation.

An experienced consultant will be on hand throughout the day if you wish to talk about your process or other writing issues.

Please bring your lunch.

Note that the temperature of the Writing Center is highly variable year round, so bring layers of clothing to ensure that you will be comfortable.

We have six desk top computers available for use if you prefer not to bring a laptop.