General resources for graduate students
- Graduate Opportunities for Learning and Development (G.O.L.D.) graduate student links
- Library services for graduate students
- Directory of WMU student services for all students
Financial tips for graduate students
Formatting and editing
- The current version of the Guidelines for the Preparation of Dissertations and Theses is found on our Dissertations page
- Dissertation formatting workshops (see events for current offerings)
- Word processing and editorial services (approved editors)
- Research compliance (mandatory HSIRB training)
- WMU library support for teaching
- Teaching Assistants Union
- Teaching support from the Office of Faculty Development
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.
Graduate Writing Circles (virtual and in-person)
The purpose of the Graduate Writing Circle is to provide 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.
- In-person every Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The Graduate Writing Circle will meet in-person starting on Thursday, Sept. 22, with a morning session from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and an afternoon session from 1 to 4 p.m. Students are welcome to come for part of the day on Thursdays or for the entire day to work on their writing. The writing circles provide a community, accountability, and a quiet location for students to gather with peers to work independently. We meet weekly in West Walwood Hall, East Campus every Thursday. Coffee, tea, and light snacks provided.
- Virtual every Monday, 1 to 4 p.m. If you want to supplement your writing time with a virtual option or if you are remote and cannot attend the in-person circles, the Graduate College offers a virtual graduate Writing Circle option. Why not try it out? The virtual Writing Circle is on Mondays from 1 to 4 p.m. This group will meet in the fall semester starting Monday, Sept. 12 to Monday, Dec. 12.
Click the blue button to register for either the in-person or virtual Writing Circle.