Dissertation Boot Camp


The Dissertation Boot Camp is offered for students who would like additional support while writing their dissertation. By offering an environment for focused writing time, the camp intends to build up healthy writing habits that students will then continue on their own. 

Your Commitment

Students must commit to as many days of the 5 days long writing schedule. Attendance will be taken. Scheduled breaks and taking part in the offered activities are optional. You may take additional breaks as needed to stretch or get a snack.


The daily schedule, all activities included, runs from 9:30 am to 5:00 pm from 5/4 to 5/8. The room will be equipped with chairs, tables, wireless connection and electric plugs. You must supply your own laptop computer. The writing will be organized in 4 daily slots of 1.5-2 hours each, 2 before and 2 after lunch. The bootcamp will be in the basement of the Hayden Library. 


There is no cost associated with attending the bootcamp. Breakfast and Coffee will be served in the morning.


Please contact the ARC co-chairs at gsc-arc [at] mit [dot] edu, if you are interested in taking part in the program. Participation is capped at 25 students, and priority is given to students in the middle-to-final stages of the dissertation writing process.