Dissertation Deep Dive

Dissertation Retreat

How to Register:

Registration for the Dissertation Deep Dive for Summer 2024 will open during Week 8 of Spring 2024 via WcOnline:

Dissertation Deep Dive

The Dissertation Deep Dive is aimed at students who have a significant portion of their dissertations completed and expect to file between September 2024 and June 2025. During this 4-day over two weeks on-campus retreat, writers can work on drafting a new chapter or revising what they have already written. The Deep Dive gives students copious amounts of quiet writing time along with breakfast, lunch, snacks, and beverages. Students are placed in small groups with a writing consultant, allowing students to seek feedback and network. To be eligible, students must have an expected completion date of no later than June 2025, have two chapter drafts already completed, and expect to be enrolled as a full-time graduate student OR be on filing fee in Fall 2024.

The next Dissertation Deep Dive will take place during Summer 2024.  

Dates: Wednesday, August 21 - Thursday, August 22; Wednesday, August 28 - Thursday, August 29

Times: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. each day

Location: Center for Ideas & Society in College Building South

Registration for the Dissertation Deep Dive will open Week 8 of Spring 2024 via WcOnline.  Capacity is limited to 12 total participants. Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis with a waitlist option for those who are interested in participating after registration meets capacity. All participants must commit to attending all four days of the retreat. Any student who registers and does not attend will be assessed a $25 fee to their student account per day missed to cover the cost of food and materials. If you need to cancel your registration for any reason, please contact the Graduate Writing Center Specialist Dr. Lauren Hammond by the registration close date on Friday, August 2 at 5 p.m.