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Dissertation and Thesis Writing Retreat

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James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303) & Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 2-010
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VCU Libraries invites ABD students, doctoral candidates and masters thesis writers to a series of writing retreats. Spacious writing space with big tables and power strips will be available each day. Drop in anytime and stay as late as you like. The series is free and open to all.

Schedule of Retreats

  • Monday, Jan. 6
  • Monday, Feb. 3
  • Monday, March 2
  • Monday, April 13

On the Monroe Park Campus

James Branch Cabell Library, Lecture Hall (Room 303)
901 Park Ave., Richmond, Va., 23284

8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Optional sessions will be offered on a variety of topics. During the session times, participants can either attend the session or continue writing.

Parking is available for a fee in the West Broad StreetWest Main Street and West Cary Street parking decks.

On the Medical Campus

Tompkins-McCaw Library, Room 2-010
509 N. 12th St., Richmond, Va., 23298

12–5 p.m.

Parking is available for a fee in the 8th St. parking deck.


The Dissertation and Thesis Writing Retreat is organized in partnership with the VCU Graduate School, the VCU Writing Center and the VCU Wellness Resource Center.


VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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