GSG Graduate Writing Days

Graduate Writing Days provides a structured space at Campus Club for graduate students to write, regardless of whether you are writing your dissertation, a book chapter, grant proposal, article, or conference paper.

Graduate Writing Days offers:
Plenty of caffeine and a generous spread of breakfast food
A complementary writing program to Dissertation Boot Camp
An independent, low-intensity, flexible writing space
Work space to suit your style (quiet zone or cafe atmosphere)
Tips and strategies for the writing process
Optional weekly debriefing groups

Graduate Writing Days: Spring Edition at Campus Club meets Mondays from 9 am – 12 pm at Campus Club on the following dates:

  • February 9, 16, 23; March 2, 9, 23, 30; April 6, 13, 20.

Graduate Writing Days: Spring Edition at Graduate College meets Wednesdays from 7 pm – 10 pm at the Coffee House of Old Graduate College on the following dates:

  • February 11, 18, 25; March 4, 11.
NEW! This semester, registrations will be issued on a weekly basis via a new listserv. Subscribe now by sending the email in this linkSign up instructions will be provided to the subscribers at 5pm every Friday for Campus Club and at 5pm every Monday for Graduate College.
Join the community of graduate writers either to jump start your writing routine or to maintain momentum in your ongoing work. We provide tasty beverages and a generous spread of energizing treats.
NEW! The Campus Club sessions will host a few Writing Center fellows each week this semester! The fellows will be available to hold one-on-one conferences with the participants who need help with their writing. Participation is optional and sign up information for these conferences will be provided via the listserv.

Send your questions to Cagin Ararat at

Graduate Writing Days: Spring Edition is sponsored by the Graduate Student Government, the Graduate College House Committee, and the Graduate School.

A quick history

Brooke Macnamara, a Ph.D. student in Psychology, started GWD in 2011.  She initially got funding from the Graduate School for ten 3-hour sessions per semester for 25 participants per session.  Due to the popularity of the program, the program was expanded to 40 participants per session.  Currently, the program management is being transitioned to the Academic Affairs Committee Chairperson of the GSG to ensure that the program continues.