Summer Weekend Dissertation House “Home” – Math/Psych Room 103, 8:30 AM – 7 PM, Fri. – Sat., June – August.

The PROMISE Dissertation House is committed to helping students to finish their dissertations.  Therefore, we invite all students who have participated in a past Dissertation House or one of the “How to Complete Your Thesis or Dissertation” to participate in the Summer Dissertation House weekend rooms. You may come to work on proposals, dissertations, grant applications, teaching portfolios, or any writing project that will move you closer to graduation.


Time and Location: 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM, nearly every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the summer; Math/Psychology Building, Room 103, UMBC Campus.

Parking: Parking on UMBC’s campus requires a permit Monday 7:00 AM through Friday 3:30 PM. Parking in open spaces and lots without gates will be free on weekends, starting on Fridays at 3:30 PM, and ending Mondays at 7:00 AM. Visitor parking is available in metered lots. Meters are enforced year round Monday-Friday from 7:30 am – 9:00 pm. Meter fees are $.25 for each 15 minutes, quarters only, maximum time of 5 hours.


June 1, 2, 3;  June 8, 9, 10;  June 15, 16, 17;  June 22, 23, 24;  June 29, 30, & July 1


Jul 20, 21, 22; July 27, 28, 29


August 3, 4, 5; August 10, 11, 12, August 24, 25, 26

Friday August 17 – Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute with Dr. Wendy Carter-Veale (Application Required)

Weekend requirement: Post your goals  to the blog daily. The “Winter Challenge 2012” blog will be used until June 30. The “Summer Challenge 2012” blog will begin on July 1. 

Students from all campuses (UMBC, UMB, UMCP, UMES, Morgan, GW, CMU, UPitt, etc.) who have participated in a DH activity or workshop in the past are invited to utilize this room for the summer. We will have short motivational sessions with PhD alumni or coaches on select Fridays.

About Renetta Garrison Tull

Dr. Renetta Garrison Tull is the Vice Chancellor for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) at the University of California Davis. She previously served as Associate Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives at The Graduate School at UMBC, and was Professor of the Practice in the College of Engineering & IT. She was Special Assistant to the Sr. Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Director of Graduate and Professional Pipeline Development for the University System of Maryland (12 institutions). She is the Founding Director of PROMISE: Maryland’s Alliance for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) –, and Co-PI for the USM LSAMP. Her research on global diversity in STEM continues, and she is an international speaker, covering nearly all continents, for groups and conferences such as the World Engineering Education Forum, the International Federation of Engineering Education Societies, and the Pacific Sciences Congress. Her personal website is: Connect with her on Twitter: @Renetta_Tull;
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2 Responses to Summer Weekend Dissertation House “Home” – Math/Psych Room 103, 8:30 AM – 7 PM, Fri. – Sat., June – August.

  1. Doaa Rashed says:

    I would like to participate in the summer dissertation house, but this will be my first time. Is it still possible to join?
    I am a PhD student at UMBC working on my two comprehensive exam questions until July 5th.

  2. Linda Jones says:

    I would like to get help with writing at DH and have never participated. Is it possible?

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