Dissertation Boot Camps

Princeton Graduate Students: As the leaves begin to change and the days get shorter, Dissertation Boot Camp is here to help you remain productive! All the central elements of a productive Boot Camp—space to write, focused writing time, camaraderie, and the opportunity to reflect on the writing process—are available to you in a virtual format. Maintain the momentum during Fall Break by developing and refining healthy habits and practices around work and writing with colleagues from across the disciplines.

Weekly Schedule

The Fall Break 2022 Dissertation Boot Camp runs in a virtual format from Monday, October 17 through Friday, October 21. The launch and plenary debrief sessions are required, plus participation in at least 5 of the 8 writing sessions & debriefs.

Monday
October 17
Tuesday
October 18
Wednesday
October 19
Thursday
October 20
Friday
October 21

10 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. EDT
Launch Session: Goals, Schedule, and Working from Home (Required)

2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT
Writing Session & Debrief

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT
Writing Session & Debrief

2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT
Writing Session & Debrief

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT
Writing Session & Debrief

2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT
Writing Session & Debrief

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT
Writing Session & Debrief

2 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. EDT
Writing Session & Debrief

10 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. EDT
Writing Session & Debrief

2 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. EDT
Plenary Debrief Session (Required)

Registration

Dissertation Boot Camp has limited enrollment. Priority consideration is given based on applicant's proximity to graduation and year in program; other considerations include prioritizing first-time applicants and disciplinary diversity among participants.

Dissertation Boot Camp is free of charge, but a motivational deposit is required for participation; all accepted participants must sign a form agreeing that $50 will be charged to your student account if you do not complete the requirements of Boot Camp.

The extended deadline to apply is Monday, October 12 at 12 p.m. Eastern Time. Acceptance decisions will be made on a rolling basis leading up to this deadline. (Please note that you must be logged in to your Princeton Google account to access the form. If you do not yet have a Princeton Google account, please follow these instructions to request one.)

A joint initiative of the Princeton Writing Program and the Graduate School