Graduate Resources


The Thesis Writers Retreat is a four-day program which gives graduate students structured time to work on their thesis or other writing projects.

The goal behind the Thesis Writers Retreat is to provide graduate students with the opportunity to prioritize their writing in an environment that fosters community, support, and productivity.

The Writing Center’s goal is to support the entire Mines community, from students to faculty to alumni. As a resource for graduate students, we work with topics such as thesis writing, journal articles, class assignments, and poster presentations. We also hold a Graduate Writing Group every Friday to provide dedicated time and space for graduate student writers.

The Writing Center hosts a signature event each year known as the Thesis Writers Retreat. Exclusive to graduate students, this retreat is a chance to write with your peers, learn from breakout sessions on a variety of topics, and work with professional writing consultants to best portray your research.

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Graduate Student Resources

Graduate Writing Group

Graduate Writing Groups will meet in person at the Writing Center every Friday, 9AM-12PM. Work on writing your thesis, conference paper, or any other type of project. These sessions are casual and meant to give you a set time to work on your writing. You can attend for all or only part of the designated time.  A professional writing consultant will be available for feedback and support should you need it at any point during the session. Coffee is provided to keep you fueled and focused as you write!

Registration for each group will be available two weeks before the designated date. 

Thesis Formatting Reviews

Graduate Student Government and the Office of Graduate Studies provides thesis formatting support via the Writing Center 2-3 weeks before upload deadlines. Students can receive help with issues such as margins, visual aids, page numbers, white space, and front matter. All formatting sessions will take place with the Office of Graduate Students consultant titled “Thesis Formatting.” Appointments are available on the following days:​

    • Summer Thesis Formatting dates TBD

To make an appointment, please visit our online scheduler and make an appointment in the “Thesis Formatting” slot.

Workshop Series for Graduate Students

FALL 2023


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Effective and Efficient Feedback Workshop
Wendesday, November 15th

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Graduate Student Signature Event: Thesis Writers Retreat
Please click here to learn more about our graduate student signature event, the Thesis Writers Retreat.
Graduate Writing Week

This one-time event was designed to give graduate students daily blogs, workshops, and tips to help jump-start writing projects, as well as provide insight into how peers approach grad writing.

Blogs feature authors at various stages of writing and illustrate their unique perspective on motivation, organization, and time management. Workshops were designed to support graduate students at various stages of the writing process.

Click here to visit the Graduate Writing Week archive.

Past Events