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.

SUMMER 2022 Retreat Schedule

MAY Week-Long Writing Retreat

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

HYBRID: In-Person (capped at 15) + Zoom (uncapped)

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.

To support healthy working environments for writers, this retreat will include both an in-person and a virtual attendance option. We ask that writers register for a one option and commit to attending as registered. The in-person portion of the retreat is capped at 15 graduate and postdoc writers.

Summer Monthly 1-Day Writing Retreat (FRIDAYS)

JUNE 24, 8:30am-4:30pm

JULY 15, 8:30am-4:30pm

AUG 12, 8:30am-4:30pm

Held Remotely on ZOOM

These 1-day virtual retreats are designed to support graduate student and postdoc writers who wish to build momentum on their summer writing projects. Each day includes a writing strategy session and 5.5 hours of structured writing time.

These sessions are a great way to get reconnected with a writing project and design a plan to keep your summer writing moving forward.

GRAD Retreats of Years Past

2022

1.5-Day: JANUARY, FEBRUARY, MARCH, APRIL,

Weeklong: MAY

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