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The Office of Graduate Student Life

Dissertation Boot Camp

Winner of the 2012 Boston College Division of Student Affairs' Innovative New Program

November 13-15, 2015

Murray Graduate Student Center

292 Hammond Street




Dissertation Boot Camp is a three-day intensive writing workshop that provides the focus, structure, and motivation to help address and overcome some of the typical roadblocks doctoral students may encounter during the dissertation writing process.  Participants will have access to a quiet, comfortable working environment, writing support, daily lunch and snacks, and opportunities for personal reflection.

The 2015 Dissertation Boot Camp took place in November, 2015. Stay tuned for our 2016 events!

If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Darrell Peterson at


Additional Opportunity:

Doctoral Student Support Group

BC doctoral students from all programs across the university are invited to have lunch and to talk about the stresses and strains of life as a doctoral student. Doctoral students will work with a facilitator to formulate issues, discuss concerns, and explore ways to address the challenges of being a doctoral student. Possible topics are such things as marriage and relationships, time management, and student-advisor dynamics.


The doctoral support group will meet for six sessions in the fall semester on Wednesdays in Gasson 102 from 12:00-1:00. If you are interested in participating, please contact the Grad A&S dean's office at

The dates for Fall semester 2015 are 9/9, 9/23, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, and 11/18.