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Graduate Writing Circles
The Graduate Writing Circle provides community, accountability, and a dedicated time for all graduate students to gather with peers to work independently either in-person or virtually. Students have shared that co-working has helped to increase their motivation, set S.M.A.R.T. goals, and reduce a sense of isolation. Join in-person or virtually!

  • In-person every Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. Starting Sept. 22, join for part of the day or for the entire day! Meet in Walwood Hall, East Campus. Coffee, tea, and light snacks provided.
  • Virtual Writing Circle every Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. Starting Sept. 12, supplement your writing time with a virtual option or join if you are remote and cannot attend the in-person circles.

Dissertation Bootcamp 
Dissertation Bootcamp is an online resource for graduate students beginning to plan and conceptualize their thesis or dissertation or actively working on their thesis or dissertation after reaching candidacy. You are welcome to browse through the various sections for resources and information. This is not intended to replace in-person programs but serves to enhance your dissertation writing. Sign-up to participate here.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)
WMUx and OLLI are pleased to announce a professional development opportunity open to all doctoral students who have served for at least one year as a teaching assistant or an instructor of record at Western Michigan University and are in good academic standing. As part of the Teaching Fellow program, successful applicants will work during the Fall semester to prepare a short course focused on their research area and will offer it in Spring 2023 as an OLLI course. Applications are due Sept. 19. Click to learn more.

Waldo Library's Graduate Student Commons
Seeking a study or group meeting space? Waldo Library's Graduate Student Commons has you covered! This space was designed for graduate students and offers comfortable seating, large tables, study rooms, adjustable-height computer stations, and more. Swipe your Bronco Card at the entrance to access this exclusive space. Stop by during the week of September 12 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when the Graduate College will be providing free beverages and snacks. 

Holiday recess

Date: Dec. 23
Time: All day

Most University offices are closed.

Holiday recess

Date: Dec. 24
Time: All day

Most University offices are closed.