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Dissertation/Thesis Writing Boot Camps

What is it?

The Dissertation/Thesis Writing Boot Camp is a free program sponsored by the Graduate School and the Marriott Library that gives you a chance to make some serious progress on your dissertation during fall and spring breaks.

Note: You must commit to showing up ready to write, Monday through Thursday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. during the boot camp dates.

Why Attend?

The Dissertation Boot Camps aim to help students learn to write more productively by providing the following:

  1. Comfortable writing space with minimal distractions
  2. Writing regiment / routine
  3. Peer motivation and support
  4. Subject-matter expert help
  5. Workshops to help you prepare as you research
  6. Nourishing breakfast every day



For more information and to register for the upcoming event visit

Graduate Student Resources



If I attended before, may I register again?

Yes, please attend again. Several students have successfully defended and obtained meaningful professional employment after attending one or more boot camps.

Do I have to leave at 1 p.m.?

While the boot camp officially ends at 1 p.m. each day, you're welcome to stay later! The library typically closes at 6 p.m. during breaks.

Last Updated: 4/15/22