Student Programs

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Journal articles

WriteFest is open to graduate students working on their thesis, dissertation, ePortfolio, or piece for publication. Over four sessions, participants will bring their writing projects and have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment. Each session will offer participants two structured periods of focused writing, accompanied with discussion and learning about habits and skills that support well-being and productivity during the completion of longer projects. 

Participants can register to participate either in-person, in the ePortfolio Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on the following dates from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: September 14, September 28, October 12, and October 26. Registration closes September 7. 


Graduate Writing Partners

One-on-one support
Individualized consultations
Standing appointments each week

The Graduate Writing Partners Program pairs graduate students with a Miller Writing Center peer consultant who work one-on-one to help them improve their writing abilities and become more effective communicators in their respective disciplines. Participants will benefit from consistent, semester-long, individualized consultations with graduate writing consultants and must commit to attend two hours of standing appointments each week for the entire semester (two hours per week for 16 weeks).  

Attendance can be in-person or virtual. To be eligible for this program, you must have an advisor/professor who is willing to recommend and support you. Please apply online via Qualtrics. The deadline to apply for the spring semester is October 31. 


Writing Groups

Accountability group
Write every week
Celebrate accomplishments

A semester-long writing group can help you maintain a healthy writing routine and progress on your current writing projects, such as your dissertation, thesis, ePortfolio, or piece for publication. Participants will check-in with their group members at the beginning of each week to share their weekly writing goals and will update and encourage their group members as they make progress throughout the week.  

Please plan to devote about 30 minutes of your time each week to asynchronous check-ins—although groups are free to determine their own time commitments and modes of interaction beyond asynchronous check-ins. The deadline to register for the fall semester is September 8. When you register via Qualtrics, you can specify whether you have already formed a writing group that you’d like to continue with the support of University Writing, or whether you would like to be matched with other writers across the university. 

On Friday, December 8th, at 1:00 p.m., all writing group participants will be invited to a celebratory event to share our progress and milestones in writing and research. Additional information will be shared during the fall semester. 


Graduate Research & Writing Studio

Research writing
Long projects
Finding sources
Expert feedback

Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Tuesday between September 6 to November 15 from 1:00 to 4:00p.m. in RBD Library. The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and supported by University Writing. Please complete this survey by September 2 to register for the program. 

Last updated: 10/19/2022