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Graduate Student Dissertation & Thesis Camp

Camp Announcements

Spring 2024 Dissertation & Thesis camp will be held Monday, March 11-Friday, March 15 in rooms 231ABC of Hesburgh Library. Applications are now being accepted using this form

This year, we are offering the following optional activities during camp.

Friday, March 15 1-2 p.m.

How to use the Dissertation Template (workshop)

Come learn more about the Graduate School's formatting requirements for dissertations. 

Tuesday, March 12 & Thursday, March 14 2-3 p.m.

Drop-in yoga sessions with Steve Krojo.

Learn some moves to help you combat the physical stresses related to writing and sitting for long periods of time! Sessions will be held in the Viz Lab on the second floor of Hesburgh Library (room 249) and yoga mats will be provided. Come at any point during the hour and stay as long as you'd like. 

Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 1-4 p.m.

Do-it-yourself (DIY) Mindfulness Breaks

Drop in to the Viz Lab on the second floor of Hesburgh Library (room 249)  and sit quietly, stretch, or meditate in a dark, peaceful room. Nature scenes and soundscapes will be playing quietly in the background. Yoga mats will be available, or you may bring your own. Drop in and out as you see fit. Please note that the space will not be staffed. 


Daily Camp Schedule



8:30 a.m.

Breakfast available (coffee, tea, assorted baked goods, fruit, juice, etc.)

231ABC Hesburgh Library


9 - 12 p.m.

Day begins with goal-setting and writing tips facilitated by Writing Center Staff. 

Morning writing time.

231ABC Hesburgh Library


12 - 1 p.m.

Lunchtime. All camp attendees must present lunch ticket. Scholars Lounge, Hesburgh Library


1 - 4 p.m.

Afternoon writing time. 231ABC Hesburgh Library


4 p.m.

Daily wrap-up and discussion with Writing Center staff. 231ABC Hesburgh Library


Writing Center Consultations

Consultations with Writing Center staff will be available during the week. 

Please make an appointment for a consultation by filling out this form.

All consultations will be held in the small group study rooms (227-230) off of room 231ABC in Hesburgh Library on the second floor.