The dissertation and thesis camp experience began as a support to the pursuit of undergraduate scholarly excellence. The camp originated as the Senior Thesis Writing Boot Camp and was twice-offered to seniors working to complete their senior theses, projects or capstones. Graduate students learned about and asked for the same camp format to support their own research and writing needs. The camp is now offered in many different formats in response to ongoing feedback and recommendations.
Senior thesis camp is a one-week camp experience held during the fall break week in October. Each year, junior level or senior level students who are seeking to have:
This camp is free to registrants and comes with lunch, morning & afternoon snacks, and coffee or hot water for tea available throughout the day.
The Hesburgh Libraries proudly offers a research and writing program co-sponsored with the University Writing Center and the Graduate School. The purpose of the camp is to help scholars focus on their own research and writing as they work toward completion of their dissertation or thesis. Please read below for more information and how to register for the workshops being planned.
The Graduate Dissertation Camp is designed to assist graduate students at all stages of their research and writing toward their degree or completion of a large scale writing project. Participants will have the opportunity to:
Application for the break week dissertation camp is announced in The Stream, the graduate student newsletter, and is also found in the Graduate School Professional Development Calendar.
The Hesburgh Libraries and The University Writing Center cosponsor this Dissertation (or other large writing project) Day Camp. This camp is best suited for graduate students who have already attended a week-long dissertation camp held over semester break. Unlike Gradaute Thesis and Dissertation Camp, no application is required for Dissertation Day Camp, but all participants must register. Undergraduate students are permitted, with registration, if they have attended the senior thesis camp week prior to this event.
Attendance and participation in the full day is expected for those who register. The camp sessions are held from 9:30am-4:30pm in the Hesburgh Library Reading Room, Second Floor, North Side.
The schedule is focused on 2 three-hour writing blocks with light morning and afternoon refreshments, light lunch provided, and a small goal setting and wrap up session at the beginning and end of the day. Registration will cap at 25 participants.