Grad Retreats

GRAD Writes intensive writing retreats are designed for graduate students who plan to complete theses/dissertations in 2022 or 2023. Although, graduate students and postdocs at any stage are welcome to attend.

Retreats are currently scheduled as “hybrid,” with in-person and remote (ZOOM) access. 

Your retreat registration and access will be confirmed with a follow up Outlook calendar invite and a pre-retreat information email. PLEASE NOTE: we process your retreat requests manually, which means you will not receive an automated response/calendar invitation. We strive to process registrations within 24-hours. We are students and faculty, too, so we appreciate your patience as we work behind-the-scenes to serve your writing needs.

Please, apply to a retreat ONLY if you are sure you can commit to attending the retreat. When you honor your commitment to attend a retreat, you serve your goals and help us to prepare for you. Thank you.

SPRING 2022 Retreat Schedule

JAN 1.5-Day Writing Retreat

JAN 28 (3-4:30PM) & JAN 29 (8:30-4:30)

Held remotely on ZOOM

Prep your spring writing projects at this early semester retreat. This 1.5-Day Intensive Writing Retreat  is designed to help graduate students organize and launch their spring semester writing projects. A short retreat is a great place to pick up a stalled project or to start building momentum early in the semester. These retreats include short introductory sessions for project planning Friday afternoon and a full day of writing on Saturday.

FEB 1.5-Day Writing Retreat

FEB 11 (3-4:30PM) & FEB 12 (8:30-4:30)

Held Remotely on ZOOM

Welcome to mid-semester! This 1.5-Day Intensive Writing Retreat  is designed to help graduate students maintain momentum on their fall writing projects. A short retreat is a great place to pick up a stalled project or to start building momentum early in the semester. These retreats include short introductory sessions for project planning Friday afternoon and a full day of writing on Saturday.

MAR 1.5-Day Writing Retreat

MAR 11 (3-4:30PM) & MAR 12 (8:30-4:30)

Held Remotely on ZOOM

Writers who plan to graduate Spring 2023 will benefit from this retreat. This 1.5-Day Intensive Writing Retreat  is designed to help graduate students maintain momentum on their fall writing projects. These retreats include short introductory sessions for project planning Friday afternoon and a full day of writing on Saturday

APR 1.5-Day Writing Retreat

APR 8 (3-4:30PM) & APR 9 (8:30-4:30)

Held Remotely on ZOOM

Wrap your semester writing before the summer break at this retreat. These retreats include short introductory sessions for project planning Friday afternoon and a full day of writing on Saturday.

MAY Week-Long Writing Retreat

MAY 16 - 20 (8:30-4:30)

Venue TBD (fingers crossed for in-person)

Summer retreats afford research writers concentrated writing time to build momentum and make speedy progress on writing project(s). While it is not possible to write an entire dissertation or thesis in a summer week-long retreat, it is possible to make significant progress on a chapter, an article, or a proposal.

GRAD Retreats of Years Past

2021

1.5-Day: JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, AUG, SEPT, OCT, NOV, DEC

Weeklong: MAY, JUNE

2020 
2-Day: FEBRUARY, MARCH (remote) & APRIL (remote) Week-Long: MAY (remote)

2019 
2-Day: FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY & JUNE

2018
2-Day:, MARCH, APRIL, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY 

2017
2-Day: MARCH, APRIL, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY

2016
2-Day: MARCH, OCTOBER, NOVEMBER
Week-Long: MAY#1, MAY #2

GRADs Write Remotely 2020-21