Grad Writing Retreats

The Writing Hub conducts multiple graduate writing retreats throughout the year. These 20-hour retreats give UCSD graduate students the tools, time, and space to expand their capacities as budding professional academic writers.

What to Expect

Each graduate writing retreat takes place over five days, four hours a day. Participants will take part in mini-workshops, which offers chances to experiment with new writing strategies, develop sustainable writing habits, and be a part of a supportive network of graduate writers. But most of the time will be devoted to participants' writing. Participants will also enjoy light snacks, coffee, and dedicated time and space to move forward with a writing project.

Registration Process

  • Retreats are filled on a first-come, first-serve basis and limited to 16 participants.
  • You can reserve your spot by filling out an online form, which can be found on our 'Events' page. However, your spot is not confirmed until you drop off a $50 deposit at the Writing Hub (located on the first floor of Geisel Library) during business hours. 
  • Once your deposit has been received, your spot is guaranteed.
  • You will receive an email a few days prior to the start of the retreat as a courtesy reminder. 

Why a $50 deposit?

We collect a deposit before the retreat to encourage participants to complete the program. This is our way of holding you accountable. The deposit is returned at the closing workshop to those who attend at least 90% of the retreat (18 out of 20 hours).

Upcoming Retreats

October 10 - October 16 (Tuesday-Monday)—RSVP here

October 15 - November 12 (Sundays)—RSVP here

November 7 - December 5 (Tuesdays)—RSVP here


Questions? Email