Research Writing Retreat for Graduate Students

Research Writing Retreat for Graduate Students

Hosted by the Graduate College

The Graduate College is committed to doing whatever it takes to help you succeed. In doing so, we’re excited to offer Research Writing Retreats for Graduate Students during the academic year. This retreat has been developed to provide you with a distraction-free weekend so you can remain focused on your writing!

Our program has been developed to help provide you with a quiet space so you can remain focused on your writing and the opportunity to network with other colleagues. Plus, we will be providing you all of your meals in one place, so you don't have to break your focus by leaving to eat. 

Registration has closed for the November 4-5 Retreat.

Friday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. with breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided
Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. with breakfast and lunch provided 

Research Writing Retreat will give students:

  • A quiet space with computers (or bring your own laptop).
  • Structured time to write
  • Opportunities to schedule statistical consulting appointments leading up to the weekend, (only available for Kent State students).
  • Meals throughout the days of attendance, in addition to lots of coffee and tea.
  • The opportunity to meet other students working on their writing.
  • The opportunity to make connections for developing writing and support groups outside of the retreat.
  • Resource materials related to research and writing.

Some of the progress that students made over our Research Writing Retreat for Graduate Students included:

  • Completing drafts of two chapters.
  • Completing half of a research proposal.
  • Determining their sample procedure and reviewing the first three chapters to make them more parallel.
  • Reorganizing their paper and correcting formatting issues.

If you have questions about Research Writing Retreat for Graduate Students, please contact Alexxus Sidney at