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Graduate Student Thesis & Dissertation and Senior Thesis Camp

Camp Preparation

How to plan for camp

  • Thoroughly read any documentation sent by email in advance of the camp.
  • Identify the goals you have for the week, not only the amount of work to complete, but any personal working style assessment and practice you may need.
  • Please arrive at the designated location by 8:30 am to pick up a light breakfast snack and prepare for goal-setting activities.
  • Day one will include an introduction to subject librarians.
  • Pack your bags:
    • Bring your own refillable, covered mug to help with sustainability and beverage service.
    • Wear clothing that will allow you to adjust to temperatures in the Libraries. Sometimes it's too warm. Sometimes it's too cold. Plan to make your experience just right.
    • Bring any of your research materials, writing materials, equipment, headphones, fuzzy socks, adapters, and chargers--whatever you need to make your research and writing time the best experience ever. 

Our program will help you establish a framework for writing and research that will enable you to work effectively. Through informal conversations and short discussions, you will also develop a sense of community with other students. Each day the camp will provide morning and afternoon snacks, prepared lunches. Coffee and hot water for tea are also provided throughout the scheduled work time. Please note, coffee is not refilled after 4:00pm.

Enrollment is free. Registration is required and availability is limited.

Camp Ground Rules

  • Be on time. However, as things happen, if you will be late, leave early, go retrieve materials or step out to take care of an appointment, let a camp director know as soon in advance as possible
  • Sign in daily. Your attendance is relayed to the Graduate School Professional Development unit and recorded.
  • Participate in workshops. Camp intends to challenge what you know, or what you think you know, about your own habits when it comes to research and writing. Your participation extends beyond your desk time. Learn from those who have gone before you by participating in the workshops offered. Give back to others from your own experience by attending and participating in discussion, even if you've participated in a workshop before. And, your brain deserves to have a break from your writing, too.
  • Take time to get to know someone new. Even if you meet someone outside of your discipline you may learn from one another about work styles, or find that you have commonalities that you can leverage after you leave camp. You might be surprised by this.
  • If you need something not apparently provided, ask. We'll do our best to find it or supply it if possible. Our job is to help you succeed.

Daily Meal and Snack Overview

UPDATE September 22: The menu for Fall 2022 camp is shown below. Please contact Monica Moore at mmoore18@nd.edu with any questions or concerns regarding accommodations. Food service will be provided adjacent to rooms 231ABC in Hesburgh Library.

 

  MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY
Breakfast Snacks A variety of hot beverages including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, as well as juice/fruit. Yogurt and assorted pastries will also be offered. A variety of hot beverages including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, as well as juice/fruit. Yogurt and assorted pastries will also be offered. A variety of hot beverages including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, as well as juice/fruit. Yogurt and assorted pastries will also be offered. A variety of hot beverages including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, as well as juice/fruit. Yogurt and assorted pastries will also be offered. A variety of hot beverages including coffee, tea, hot chocolate, as well as juice/fruit. Yogurt and assorted pastries will also be offered.
Lunch Allie's Cafe Boxed Lunch
Sandwich or salad.  Request form provided and must be completed before camp week.
Chipotle
Burrito box. Request form provided and must be completed before camp.

Panda Express
Lunch Bowl. Request form provided and must be completed before camp.

Garbanzo
Stuffed pita or GF flatbread or salad. Request form provided and must be completed before camp.
Three Leaf Signature Lunch Box
Sandwich or salad. Request form provided and must be completed before camp.
Afternoon Snack* Universal Snacks Universal Snacks Universal Snacks Universal Snacks Universal Snacks

*Universal Snack choices may vary. A universal snack attempts to meet multiple dietary needs. We try to provide dairy-free, gluten-free options in pre-packaged form.

 

Graduate School Dissertation and Thesis Resources

The following links provide connections with resources provided by The Graduate School. 

  • NOTE: Please direct formatting check PDFs, corrected files, and questions not answered by the resources above to our shared email address, dteditor@nd.edu.