Events


What should you bring to events? Here is a list of items to bring; your level of productivity will depend on your level of preparation.

If you are waiting for a session of the Dissertation House (DH), but the in-person session is too far away, or you won’t have access to the DH because of distance, join the on-line group today! The Dissertation House blog has year-round sessions with students who are enthusiastic about finishing their dissertations. Reduce isolation and join the fun!

ONLINE SESSIONS

Dissertation House Blog “Summer 2016” is now in session, and will continue until December 31 2016.  To join the blog, introduce yourself and post your goals. Check in daily with your updates.

IN-PERSON DISSERTATION HOUSE SESSIONS

2016

Fall 2015

Dissertation House for Employees and Non-Traditional Students

  • Date: October 16, 2015 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM) – October 17, 2015 (10:00 AM – 5:00 PM)
  • Location: UMBC Campus, Library, Room 767

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Summer 2015

Dissertation House at the 2015 Summer Success Institute 

  • Date: August 13, 2015 – August 15, 2015
  • Location: Hotel at Arundel Preserve

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Fall 2014

Dissertation House for Employees and Non-traditional Students, Friday and Saturday, October 10-11, 2014, UMBC Campus, The Commons, Room 329. Apply now.

  • Friday, October 10: Full day, 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Saturday, October 11: Partial day, 10 AM – 3 PM

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Summer 2014

Summer Dissertation House – at UMBC, July 8-11, 2014

Summer Dissertation House – at the University of Maryland College Park, July 15-18, 2014

University System of Maryland (USM) Dissertation House at the PROMISE Summer Success Institute – August 14-15, 2014

The University of Maryland, College Park  and PROMISE Maryland’s AGEP is sponsoring a system-wide Dissertation House for graduate students in STEM programs.  The writing and research retreat will take place at the Hotel at Arundel Preserve.   Lodging for 2 nights and meals are provided for student participants.   12 students from the USM system schools will be chosen to participate in this research and writing retreat.  http://www.thehotelarundel.com/

 2014 PROMISE SSI Dissertation House Schedule:

  • 8/14  6-9 pm  Introduction to DH, Dinner Meeting
  • 8/14 9-11  pm Work Session
  • 8/15  9-6  pm DH Sessions, Work Session, Breakfast and Lunch
  • 8/15 6-8 pm Dinner Meeting
  • 8/15 9-11 pm Work Session

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Fall 2013

Dissertation House for Employees and Non-Traditional Students

At UMBC, Friday, October 11 and Saturday, October 12, 2013

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Summer 2013

Summer Dissertation House at UMBC, July 9-12, 2013

Summer Dissertation House at UM College Park, July 16-19, 2013

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Winter 2013

Winter Dissertation House – Coming January 22-25, 2013

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Fall 2012

Dissertation House for UMBC Employees and Non-Traditional Students, Oct. 12-13, 2012

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Summer 2012

Dissertation House at UMBC (1 day) celebrating the Summer Success Institute, August 17, 2012

Dissertation House, UM College Park Campus, July 24-27, 2012

Dissertation House, UMBC Campus, July 10-13, 2012, Commons 329

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Spring 2012

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Winter 2012

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Fall 2011

Dissertation House for UMBC Employees (Full-time Campus Employees who are also graduate students)

Friday, 9/23/11, 9:00 – 5:00 PM (Part I) , Commons 329
Saturday, 9/24/11, 9:00 – 12 noon (Part II)
, Commons 329

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Summer 2011

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Spring 2011

“Pre-Spring Break” Dissertation House at UMBC

Friday, March 11 and Saturday, March 12, 2011

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Winter 2011

Winter Dissertation House for Students at UMBC

Tuesday, January 18 – Friday, January 21, 2011

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Fall 2010

Dissertation House for UMBC Employees (only)
Friday, 9/24/10, 9:00 – 5:00 PM (Part I), Commons 329
Friday, 10/1/10, 9:00 – 12 noon (Part II), Commons 329

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Summer 2010


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Winter & Spring 2010


Winter 2010 Dissertation House at UMBC
January 19-22, 2010, UMBC Commons 318

Developing Your Dissertation Proposal
(For Bridge to the Doctorate Fellows)
Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Practical Steps to Completing Your Master’s Thesis or Dissertation
February 25, 2010 , 4:30 – 6:30 PM, Commons 331, UMBC
(If you missed the Saturday session in November, it is repeated for you here.) Light refreshments will be served.

PROMISE Community Building Retreat Dissertation House
February 26-28, 2010, Rocky Gap Conference Center, Cumberland, MD
https://sites.google.com/site/thepromisearchive/community-retreat-at-rocky-gap-2010

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Fall 2009

“Practical Steps-Completing Your Doctoral Dissertation”
Sat.  Nov. 14, 2009, 10 AM – Noon, UMBC Commons 331

“Dissertation House for Employees”
Fri., Sept. 25, 9 AM – 5 PM, and Fri. Oct. 2, 2009, 9AM – 12 noon
UMBC Commons 329

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Summer 2009

Dissertation House at College Park
Tues. – Fri.  July 21-24, UMCP Stamp Student Union

Dissertation House at UMBC
Tues. – Fri.  July 7-10, UMBC Commons 329

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