College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

CEHD Writer’s Retreat + Grad Success Boot Camp is a one-stop shop for graduate school preparedness and productivity.

Students have the option to sign up for all-day distraction-free writing; workshops dedicated to grad reading, writing, and time management; or both! Click here to learn more.

Registration is now open!

Spring 2020 Writer’s Retreat + Grad Success Boot Camp
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Merten Hall
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Both events are open to CEHD graduate students only. Students are required to register in advance to attend.

CEHD Writer’s Retreat + Grad Success Bootcamp is coordinated by the CEHD Office of Student and Academic Affairs. For more information, contact Brianna Alford, Student Enrichment Coordinator, at

Event Expectations

Students who confirm their participation must commit to the following expectations:

  1. Limited cell phone usage
  2. Turn off social media and other distractions
  3. Contribute to a positive and supportive community among fellow students
  4. Be timely and commit to the whole time period

Writing Consultants

Writing consultants will be on hand at the CEHD Writer’s Retreat. The consultants are available to assist attendees with questions they may have about their writing projects. Attendees are able to sign up for two 15 minute one-on-one sessions on a first-come, first-serve basis. Sign-up is available during on-site registration.