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Graduate Student Dissertation & Thesis Camp

About the Graduate Student Camp

Dissertation & Thesis Camp, a 5-day writing retreat co-sponsored by the Hesburgh Libraries and the University Writing Center, gives graduate students a chance to focus exclusively on their dissertation or thesis writing projects. 

Camp attendees are asked to actively participate in the camp experience by working with the University Writing Center to outline writing and research goals for the week. Attendees are also asked to commit to attending all 5 days of camp, arriving each morning by 9 a.m. in time for morning goal-setting by Writing Center staff and ending each day with a wrap-up session at 4 p.m. Breakfast, lunch, coffee, tea, and snacks are available throughout the week. 

Admission is prioritized to those students who are in the active writing phase, either the post-proposal defense phase, or the post-thesis approval stage. Graduate students who are not at these stages of writing may still be admitted to camp, space permitting.