Starting Tuesday, October 14, the Graduate Division's Dissertation Writer's Room will reopen for the fall quarter. While it began this summer as a quiet workspace for students writing dissertations, we're inviting all of UCSB's graduate students to make use of it. Whether you are completing the final round of revisions to your dissertation, or writing your first graduate seminar paper, you don't have to write in isolation. Schedule some time to write alongside your fellow graduate students in the Dissertation Writer's Room.
Where? Student Resource Building, Room 1103
When? Tuesdays and Thursdays: 1 to 4 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9 a.m. to noon
The Graduate Division’s Dissertation Writer’s Room comfortably seats 18 writers and includes amenities such as ergonomic furniture, plenty of electrical outlets, coffee, tea, water, snacks, and wireless. One of the Graduate Division Peers will host the room and help everyone stay on course. Peers will also be available to discuss writing problems or provide encouragement or support as needed.
New this fall: An evening writing session!
In partnership with UCSB Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS), we are delighted to announce additional writing hours on Thursdays from 6 to 10 p.m. Jay Stemmle of CLAS will facilitate this session and provide feedback (if needed) on writing and the writing process. Writers will meet in the CLAS Writing Lab, Room 3231 of the Student Resource Building.
The Dissertation Writer’s Room is a part of the Graduate Division’s efforts to help graduate students progress to the successful completion of their degrees. If you have any questions about this service, or suggestions for other career resources, please email Robert Hamm.