Grad Retreats

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

The retreats are designed on research on “writing in social spaces” and “writing containment.” Each retreat includes 5+ hours of writing time, writing-focused conversations, and scheduling support. Select retreats include consultations with the retreat lead.

Here at CSU Writes, we are students and faculty who write, too, and we appreciate your patience as we work behind-the-scenes to serve your writing needs. 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.

Please, apply to a retreat ONLY if you are sure you can commit to attending the retreat. By honoring your commitment to attend a retreat, you will both serve your goals and help us to prepare for your attendance. Thank you.

FALL 2022 Retreat Schedule

SEPT 1+ Day IN-PERSON Writing Retreat

SEPT 9 & 10 [FRI 4-5PM & SAT 8:30-4:30]

In-Person (capped at 20)

Prep and move your fall semester writing projects forward at this retreat. This is the first of the semester’s 1+ Day Intensive Writing Retreats. It is designed for graduate students who are actively writing their proposals, theses, or dissertations. It has a short introductory session on Friday (4-5pm) about how to get the most of followed by group writing sessions. This is an in-person Saturday retreat. Attendance is limited.

SEPT 1+ Day VIRTUAL Writing Retreat

SEPT 16 & 17 [FRI 4-5PM & SAT 8:30-4:30]

Virtual Retreat on ZOOM

Continue to prep and move forward your fall semester writing projects at this retreat. This is the second of the semester’s 1+ Day Intensive Writing Retreats. It is designed for graduate students who are actively writing their proposals, theses, or dissertations. It has a short introductory session on Friday (4-5pm) about how to get the most of followed by group writing sessions. This retreat is held on Zoom. Participants will receive information in advance about ways to prep a virtual writing space.

OCT 1+ Day IN-PERSON Writing Retreat

SEPT 30 & OCT 1 [FRI 4-5PM & SAT 8:30-4:30]

In-Person (capped at 20)

Move your fall semester writing projects forward at this retreat. This is the second of the semester’s 1+ Day Intensive Writing Retreats. It is designed for graduate students who are actively writing their proposals, theses, or dissertations. It has a short introductory session on Friday (4-5pm) about how to get the most of followed by group writing sessions. This is an in-person Saturday retreat. Attendance is limited.

OCT 1+ Day VIRTUAL Writing Retreat

OCT 7 & 8 [FRI 4-5PM & SAT 8:30-4:30]

Virtual Retreat on ZOOM

Continue to make progress on your writing projects at this retreat. This is the fourth of the semester’s 1+-Day Intensive Writing Retreats. It is designed for graduate students who are actively writing their proposals, theses, or dissertations. It has a short introductory session on Friday to help writers orient their retreat project, goals, and tasks. This retreat is held on Zoom. Participants will receive information in advance about ways to prep a virtual writing space.

NOV 1+ Day VIRTUAL Writing Retreat

NOV 4 & 5 [FRI 4-5PM & SAT 8:30-4:30]

Virtual Retreat on ZOOM

As we head toward fall and winter breaks, this retreat helps graduate students to make progress on their fall writing projects. This retreat is held on Zoom. Participants will receive information in advance about ways to prep a virtual writing space.

DEC 1+ Day VIRTUAL Writing Retreat

DEC 9 & 10 [FRI 4-5PM & SAT 8:30-4:30]

Virtual Retreat on ZOOM

This is the last of the semester’s short Intensive Writing Retreats. It is a 1+Day retreat, designed for all graduate student writers, but may be most helpful for those who want to complete theses, or dissertations in the spring semester. This retreat is held on Zoom. Participants will receive information in advance about ways to prep a virtual writing space.

GRAD Retreats of Years Past

Students smiling at a desk

2022

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

Weeklong: MAY + 1-Day Retreats in JUNE, JULY, AUGUST

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