Dissertation retreats are multiple-day, focused writing events to help you make significant progress toward completion of major projects. Graduate students in any discipline are eligible to participate. While priority registration is given to dissertation writers, those writing a master's thesis can be accepted if space available. You must be able to attend all days of the retreat. Space is limited so be sure to apply early.
A minimum of four dissertation retreats are held each year: fall semester finals week; spring semester the week before classes begin; spring break; and summer (where several may occur).
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, summer 2020 dissertation retreats will be held virtually.
While retreats are tentatively scheduled from 9 a.m.– 1 p.m., afternoon sessions may be scheduled to accommodate homeschooling parents or those who prefer to write later in the day.
While retreats are not instructional workshops, they do provide the following:
The Graduate School co-sponsors dissertation retreats with the Center for Excellence in Writing.