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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

Here's what's required of you:

  1. Dissertation Boot Camp is a writing workshop. The vast majority of the time will be spent writing – not analyzing or researching, so we ask that you would come prepared to work on drafting or revising part(s) of your dissertation.
  2. You would need to clear your calendar for Friday, November 13th through Sunday, November 15th from 9 am – 5 pm. You will be expected to commit to attending the entire workshop. You will not be excused to teach, attend classes, or attend other meetings or appointments. We ask that you make arrangements for transportation, childcare, etc. so that you can be fully committed to the entire workshop.
  3. If accepted to participate in the workshop, you will be required to submit a $50 "motivational” deposit check made payable to Boston College. 
  4. The check will be returned to you upon your successful completion of the entire workshop. Please note that your deposit check would only be cashed only if you fail to fulfill your commitment for the Dissertation Boot Camp program.

A maximum of ten doctoral students will be accepted to participate in Dissertation Boot Camp.  To apply please complete the online registration from by Friday, October 23, 2015.

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

If  you have questions or would like more information, please contact Darrell Peterson at