Graduate Student Life Write-In Day

Graduate Student Life Write-In Days Scheduled for 2019-20

Fall 2019: Saturday, November 2, 8:30am-5:00pm
Spring 2020: Saturday, April 4, 8:30am-5:00pm


Graduate Student Life Write-In Day

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Registration will open Monday, September 30, 2019, and will close on Monday, October 21, 2019, at noon.

Free yourself from distractions. Commit to meeting your writing goals.
Take one step closer to being DONE with your paper, thesis, or dissertation.

Sign up for Graduate Student Life’s Write-In Day. This day-long program will give you group accountability and a space to write with other Mason graduate students who are also serious about getting writing done. Graduate Student Life will provide the space, coffee, meals, and snacks. You need to bring your computer, any other materials you need, and most importantly, your personal commitment to working diligently and productively.

The next Graduate Student Life Write-In Day will be held at the Fairfax campus on Saturday, November 2, 2019, 8:30am-5:00pm. Spaces are limited to 30 participants. If you would like to participate, complete the interest form when it opens beginning Monday, September 30, 2019; the deadline to register is Monday, October 21, 2019 at noon. Further information, including location, will be provided to those who are confirmed to participate.

If interest exceeds capacity, priority will be given to those working on dissertations, theses, and other projects that help students meet requirements or benchmarks for their degree programs. All George Mason graduate-degree-seeking students at the Fairfax, Arlington, and Science & Technology campuses, other instructional sites, and online programs are eligible to participate.

If you are confirmed to participate, you must make the following commitments:

  • To arrive on time at 8:30am and to stay for the duration of the day until 5:00pm
  • To turn off access to Facebook, online games, and other computer/online-based distractions during writing time
  • To minimize distractions by phone by limiting texting and phone calls to scheduled break times
  • To contribute to a supportive writing community among fellow participants

Tentative Schedule

8:30-9:00am             Connections: Coffee and light breakfast snacks
9:00-9:30am             Convening: Sharing goals
9:30am-12:30pm     Distraction-free Writing / Individual Writing Productivity Consultations
12:30-1:30pm           Lunch
1:30-4:30pm             Distraction-free Writing
4:30-5:00pm             Wrapping up: evaluations, resources, future commitments

Individual Writing Productivity Consultations

A Learning Specialist from Learning Services will be available for a limited number of brief (15-minute), one-on-one consultations during this time to offer tips and strategies to increase your writing productivity. Topics can include improving concentration, goal setting, time management, and more. Sign-ups for these consultations will be available during the opening session.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.  If you have additional questions, contact Julie Choe Kim, Director of Graduate Student Life, at or 703-993-4031.

Sign Up for Graduate Student Life Write-In Day

Registration for the Fall 2019 Write-In Day will open on Monday, September 30, 2019 and will close on Monday, October 21, 2019 at noon. We will contact those who signed up no later than Friday, October 25, 2019 to confirm participation; please contact with any questions. If interest exceeds capacity, we may not be able to accommodate everyone who is interested.

Register for Graduate Student Life Write-In Day now. Please note that the form will begin taking responses on Monday, September 30, 2019 at 8:00am.