Camp Completion

Camp Completion is an intensive week-long retreat designed to help advanced graduate students make significant progress toward the completion of their theses, capstone projects, or dissertations. Camp Completion offers five days of dedicated writing time, opportunities to get feedback from expert writers and researchers, and short activities geared toward managing the dissertation project, developing productive writing habits and strategies, and communicating research to diverse audiences. Camp Completion also provides lunch, coffee, and snacks every day! Offered every May and December after the end of the semester.

 Fast Facts and How to Apply:

  • The December 2019 edition runs Monday, December 9 through Friday, December 13 in Hunt Library from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday.
  • Camp Completion is open to masters and doctoral candidates in any discipline who are at the thesis/dissertation/capstone/prospectus writing stage of their program.
  • Participating requires a fully refundable $50 motivational deposit to hold your seat. Drop a check off at the Graduate School on Centennial Campus, send it via campus mail to box 7102, or send it via USPS to 1020 Main Campus Drive, Raleigh NC 27695.
  • Application available October 1 through November 26, 2019. Fill out the application form.
  • Attendance at Camp Completion requires permission from your advisor, PI, or dissertation director. We ask that you obtain permission so that your advisor/PI will release you from the lab and other duties during this time.

Apply Now for Camp Completion

December 2019 Scholars-in-Residence

Information coming soon!

Previous Scholars-in-Residence

December 2018: Jennifer Burgess, Michael Carter, DeLeon Gray, Karen Keaton Jackson, David Ollis, Penny Pasque, Stacey Pigg, Wendy VanDellon

May 2019: Ronisha Browdy, Elan Hope, Melvin “Jai” Jackson, Lincoln Larson, Teomara Rutherford, Jason Swarts, Wendy VanDellon, Douglas Walls

Questions and More Information

Direct any questions about Camp Completion to Dr. Shannon Madden, Director of Graduate Writing.

Note: NC State’s Camp Completion is adapted from Camp Completion at the University of Oklahoma, established by Dr. Michele Eodice and the award-winning OU Writing Center (used with permission).