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Special Event Announcements!

Winter Break Appointments

Between December 7th and January 19th, the Graduate Writing Center online scheduling will not be available as we prepare to move into our new and convenient Bailey/Howe office suite! During this time, you may request an appointment by contacting one of our consultants:

The Graduate Writing Center's online scheduling system will be back online during the first week of spring classes for appointments beginning January 22nd.

Dissertation and Thesis Camp

Sign up now for the Graduate Writing Center's two-day dissertation and thesis camp: January 11 and 12, 10-3 pm each (with optional 9-10 and 3-4 additional writing time) in Bailey/Howe 302. If you are working on a dissertation, thesis, or dissertation/thesis proposal, our camp offers a comfortable and distraction-free writing space, plenty of coffee, healthy meals, and the option of meeting with a graduate writing consultant. Space is limited to 18 with preference given to those who can attend all day both days. Please write to gradwriting@uvm.edu and be sure to include your program, degree sought, a short description of how you plan to use the retreat, and any dietary needs.


Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center

The UVM Graduate Writing Center, a service of the Graduate College, supports graduate writers at all stages of their programs and across a full range of academic, professional, and public communication genres including research articles, proposals, presentations, and more. Our consultants - themselves experienced graduate writers from programs across the campus - help writers further their skill and confidence through

  • analyzing the requirements and options of a writing or communication task
  • talking through drafts and ideas
  • introducing new approaches to drafting, revising, and editing
  • understanding the rhetorical features and communicative aims of specialized academic and professional genres
  • exploring effective ways to communicate with public, non-specialist audiences

Consultations are free. We offer individual, small-group, and drop-in appointments both on campus and via Skype. Campus appointments take place on the ground floor of Bailey/Howe Library, down the main stairway and to the right.

The Graduate Writing Center also sponsors Sunday Graduate Writing Retreats, special-topic workshops, and thesis and dissertation camps. See our calendar for upcoming workshops and events.

The Graduate Writing Center supports faculty who teach and mentor graduate students too! Contact Nancy Welch, the Graduate Writing Center Coordinator, at gradwriting@uvm.edu, and visit our Support for Graduate Faculty and Graduate Faculty FAQs pages.

To learn more about the Graduate Writing Center or to make an appointment, visit the links on the menu to the left or below.


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