Are you interested in attending a Dissertation House session? Here is the list of  events for dates and locations.

Items to bring to the Dissertation House:

  • Computer
  • Power Strip  for your computer (there are never enough wall outlets for everyone’s computers.)
  • Casual clothing for writing
  • Hard copy of the draft that you will be working on.
  • Jumpdrive to transfer your files when you need to print.
  • CD player/iPOD if you like to listen to music while you work with earphones
  • Books and articles necessary for your writing project
  • Style sheet you will be using for your project–MLA, APA, etc.
  • Your university’s guidelines/templates for writing dissertations
  • If you are attending a Dissertation House overnight retreat, please include all of the items above, plus optional comfort items such as: clothing for outdoor exercise, slippers, camera, and layered clothing.
  • What is dissertation house?

    The Dissertation House program is an intensive writing retreat designed to help graduate students overcome the barriers that often impede progress on their dissertations. Developed by the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, the program provides a supportive and structured environment where students can focus on their writing, receive feedback, and learn effective time management and goal-setting strategies. Over several days, students work in groups, participate in workshops, and receive coaching from experienced facilitators. The Dissertation House program has been highly successful in helping students make significant progress on their dissertations. It is widely regarded as a valuable resource for graduate students seeking to complete their degrees.