Graduate Resources

Graduate Writing Groups, Spring 2020

Graduate writing groups will meet every other Wednesday and Saturday from 9:00-12:00. 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. Wednesdays will be staffed by a professional writing consultant while Saturdays will be grad students only. Free coffee will be provided on Wednesdays.

The groups will be held on the dates below. Please RSVP by clicking on the associated date.

Wednesday sessions will be held in Hill Hall 209 on the following dates:

Saturday Sessions will be held in Hill Hall 209 on the following dates:

Plan Ahead: Creating Timelines for Your Thesis

Thursday, February 13, 4:30-5:30 pm in GRL 201

During this workshop you will learn about planning for large writing projects such as your thesis or proposal. We’ll discuss steps to make sure you practice habits of regular writing. We’ll also talk about common setbacks.

At the end of the workshop, you will have a tentative outline for your writing project.





The Thesis Writers Retreat, 2019-2020 AY Dates TBA

The Thesis Writers Retreat is a three-day program which gives graduate students structured time to work on their thesis or other related writing project. Professional writing consultants, research librarians, and thesis formatters will be on hand to provide academic support on request. During structured writing time, students will have the option to attend hourly breakout sessions which will focus on topics ranging from plagiarism to literature reviews. All structured writing time will be followed by a casual presentation with free lunch.

Registration Forms: Registration for this event has closed. We are currently at capacity for the Retreat. However, please contact Allyce Horan at if you would like to be added to the wait list.
Register using the pdf or Word form below and return to the Writing Center (Alderson 133) or via e-mail to Allyce Horan at