Dissertation bootcamp

The Graduate Student Association offers a Dissertation Bootcamp in the middle of the Spring semester. The goal of our bootcamp is to provide several hours a day of uninterrupted writing time in a supportive working environment for students currently working on or completing their thesis or dissertation. We typically offer two time slots (8 am - 12 pm and 1 pm - 5pm) with a workshop and lunch provided for both groups from 12- 1 pm each day. These workshops are designed to help you be more successful in your writing and include presentations from the University Writing Center, the University Libraries and University Counseling Services. 

Space is often limited to a select number of participants. More information and a sign-up form will be posted when a new bootcamp is scheduled.

Since space is limited, we ask that you sign-up only if you are able to commit to the full bootcamp (4 hours + 1 hour workshop).

Registration for Dissertation Bootcamp 2020 is not yet available.

Below is a sample of our Dissertation Bootcamp schedule from Spring 2019:

Day 1

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm    Morning Group Writing Time
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm    Workshop - Surviving Your Thesis, UNR Counseling Services
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm      Afternoon Group Writing Time

Day 2

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm    Morning Group Writing Time
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm    Workshop - Writing and Editing Tips, UNR Writing Center Staff
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm      Afternoon Group Writing Time

Day 3

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm    Morning Group Writing Time
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm    Workshop - Citing Sources and UNR Library Databases, UNR Libraries Staff
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm      Afternoon Group Writing Time

Day 4

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm    Morning Group Writing Time
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm    Workshop - Developing and Maintaining Successful Writing Habits, Director of Postdoctoral Affairs
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm      Afternoon Group Writing Time

Day 5

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm    Morning Group Writing Time
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm    Workshop - Panel Discussion and Wrap-up
  • 1:00pm - 5:00pm      Afternoon Group Writing Time