Odegaard Writing and Research Center

Dissertation Retreat

The 2021 Dissertation Retreat has concluded! Stay tuned for information about next year’s retreat. Looking for resources in the meantime? Check out the OWRC’s “Resources” and “Program” tabs for multimedia guides, materials, and services.

What is the OWRC’s Dissertation Writing Retreat? It 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: TBD

Where: TBD

Our Dissertation Retreat Provides: 

  • Daily workshops
  • 4 hours of focused writing time throughout the day
  • An encouraging environment to make progress on your writing

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.

Questions? Email OWRC (owrc@uw.edu)