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Dissertation Retreat 2019

The application for the 2019 Dissertation Writing Retreat is now closed. Please check back in 2020 Winter Quarter for information about next year's retreat!

OWRC's 2019 Dissertation Writing Retreat brings together a group of graduate students who are interested in making significant progress on their dissertations during the interim between Spring and Summer Quarters with a supportive group of tutors and librarians.

When: June 17-21, 2019

Where: The OWRC, Odegaard Library 121

Our Dissertation Retreat Provides: 

Our Mission: At the OWRC, we value conversation and collaboration. We believe that writing is never just writing; it’s working through a difficult set of ideas and figuring out how to participate in conversations. In sessions with peer tutors, there will be a lot of dialogue about your work – thoughtful questions, lively brainstorming, idea mapping, etc. The retreat will provide plenty of quiet writing time, but we’ll also create space for you to talk with and learn from one another. These interdisciplinary conversations have been some of the most positive takeaways for past participants.

Application Materials:

In order to apply for a spot, submit your application through our Google Application Form. The application includes

Please see the complete Google Application Form for the specific question prompts. Retreat participants will be selected based on our assessment of each applicant’s progress, difficulties, and on our experience of who will benefit the most from our approach.

Questions? Email OWRC (