Graduate Writing Oases

Student writing a paperGraduate Writing Oases is a program that provides spaces throughout campus where you can focus on your writing projects—whether class assignments, theses, grant proposals, dissertations, or manuscripts for publication. In addition having a space to focus on your writing, the first hour of every Graduate Writing Oasis features a writing specialist from the Writing Skills Improvement Program or the Think Tank to answer questions and provide writing suggestions.

Site hosts are the Office of Student Engagement in the Student Union, the Writing Skills Improvement Program in the Geronimo building on University Boulevard, and the Poetry Center.

Why attend Graduate Writing Oases?

  • Focus on your writing projects at one of 3 locations across campus
  • Be surrounded by a community of peers focused on writing
  • Get help from a Writing Skills Improvement Program expert or Think Tank writing specialist
  • It's free to attend, and some sites have light refreshments!

How do the Graduate Writing Oases work?

  • Each Oasis is hosted at rotating sites for 3-hour blocks of time.
  • During the first hour, a writing specialist will be available.
  • Each Oasis provides time and space to focus on writing projects— including class assignments, theses, grant proposals, dissertations, and manuscripts for publication.


  • Fridays, Feb. 3, March 3, April 7, and May 5: 9 AM to 12 PM, Office of Student Engagement, Student Union Memorial Center, Room 248 (link to map)
  • Wednesdays, Feb. 8, March 8, April 12, and May 10: 12 PM to 3 PM, Writing Skills Improvement Program, Geronimo Building 2nd Floor, 800 E University Blvd. (link to map)
  • Tuesdays, Jan. 24, Feb. 28, March 28, and April 25: 2 PM to 5 PM, The UA Poetry Center, 1508 E Helen Street (link to map)

Graduate Writing Oases Campus Partners:

Have questions, contact the Graduate Center.

Last updated 9 Jan 2017