From: CHSS Grad Directors <[log in to unmask]> on behalf of Susan A. Turriziani <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2020 5:41 PM
To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Subject: Events to support graduate student writers

Please share with your students and faculty. 






Dear colleagues,


As the end of the semester draws near, Graduate Student Life is offering two events that are aimed at supporting graduate student writing success. Both events provide an opportunity for community and mutual support (including an in-person option), which may be particularly valuable during this mostly virtual and socially distanced semester. Please share these opportunities with your graduate students and graduate faculty. Please direct any questions about these events to Graduate Student Life at [log in to unmask].


Thank you!





Graduate Student Life Write-In Day: Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm

In-person participation registration by Oct. 29; online-only participation registration by Nov. 4


Looking for a way to make progress on your dissertation, thesis, or paper? Graduate Student Life’s Write-In Day will give you group accountability and a space to write with other Mason graduate students who are also serious about getting writing done. The Fall 2020 Write-In Day will be held in a hybrid format to accommodate online participants and a limited number of in-person participants on Saturday, November 7, 2020, 9:00am-5:00pm.


Interested students should register for the event by the appropriate deadline:

                     In-person participation: Register by Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 11:59pm

                     Online-only participation: Register by Wednesday, November 4, 2020 at 11:59pm


Registration and confirmation from the planner are required to participate in the Write-In Day. For more information (including expectations for in-person participation) and online registration, visit the Write-In Day webpage.  



Graduate Student Life 14-Day Writing Challenge: Nov. 11-24, 2020

Would you like to make headway on your end-of-semester papers and assignments? Are you trying to make progress on your thesis or dissertation or other writing project? If so, plan now to participate in Graduate Student Life’s 14-Day Writing Challenge! You would commit to writing 30 minutes each day. You will also be asked to check in daily to a Slack workspace designated for this challenge to provide ongoing support, accountability, and community. Graduate Student Life staff will also be available to provide connection to resources for well-being, writing, and productivity. To participate, please complete and submit the registration by Friday, Nov. 6. Registered students will receive instructions for participation. Please contact [log in to unmask] if you have any questions.





Julie Choe Kim, Ph.D.

Director of Graduate Student Life

George Mason University

Pronouns: she/her/hers


4400 University Drive, MSN 2A4

Student Union Building 1, Room 3326

Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-993-4031

Fax: 703-993-9528

Email: [log in to unmask]


Facebook/Twitter/Instagram: @MasonGradLife

COVID Guidelines: Wear a mask, physically distance, wash your hands, stay home if sick, COVID Health Check[log in to unmask]">