Dissertation Retreats

Our Dissertation Retreats, co-sponsored by The Graduate School, help you to make bursts of significant progress toward completion of major projects.

Dissertation Retreats are five day, focused, writing events

Retreats are not instructional workshops.  Rather, they provide
•    An intensive writing environment
•    A quiet, comfortable writing space
•    Accountability with peer support
•    Productive dialogue about writing processes
•    Light refreshments 
A minimum of four dissertation retreats are held each year:
•    Fall Semester, Finals Week
•    Spring Semester, Week before classes
•    Spring Break
•    Summer  (may be longer or multiple retreats in Summer) 
Email writing@buffalo.edu for information or to register for a retreat.   

Mini Retreats

These two day mini retreats provide a dynamic writing environment for graduate students in any discipline to make significant progress on their dissertation writing.  A quiet, comfortable writing space is provided by writing consultants from the Center for Excellence in Writing.  Enjoy peer motivation and support as you create and maintain a writing schedule.  Priority registration is given to dissertation writers from any discipline.  Participants must be able to attend both days of the retreat from 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM.  


Request an application by emailing: writing@buffalo.edu.


Presented by the Center for Excellence in Writing and The Graduate School.