Workshops & Other Learning Opportunities

Thesis-Dissertation Boot Camp

Thesis-Dissertation Boot Camp is offered each semester in partnership with the Graduate School, Joyner Library, and the University Writing Center.  They are held in person or virtually. Typically 3 days, the students learn information about preparing their thesis or dissertation document in brief discussions, but the specific purpose of boot camp is focused writing time. This workshop is designed to help students produce pages, whether in a chapter, as figures, or references or statistical analysis. This workshop is not designed to teach the student how to do a thesis or dissertation project or how to get started.  Most students attend this workshop when they are writing their proposal or when they are finishing their document before their defense. Students are welcome at any stage when their goal is to produce a significant amount of pages. Questions?  Email Dr. Michelle Eble at

The upcoming boot camp will be held on May 15-16 from 8:30 – 3:00 PM

DatesMethod of DeliveryRegistration LinkFlyer
February, May, SeptemberVirtual - Microsoft TeamsRegistration Link HereFlyer

Thesis-Dissertation Submission Workshop

Join us to learn more about formatting your thesis or dissertation, how to submit it in the Vireo system, how to ensure you meet the deadline for graduation, and more! The Teams link is public and all ECU students, faculty, and staff are welcome. Questions?  Email Dr. Michelle Eble at

DatesMethod of DeliveryRegistration LinkFlyer
Tuesday, April 11Virtual - Microsoft Teams (3:00 - 4:00 PM)Teams LinkFlyer Here
Monday, April 17Virtual - Microsoft Teams (1:30 - 2:30 PM)Teams LinkFlyer Here

Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation

Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation is offered each semester. The Graduate School provides an opportunity for graduate students who are already teaching assistants or know they will be in the future to learn more about teaching at ECU and how to perform as a teaching assistant overall. Held at times in-person and virtually, this nearly day-long workshop includes information on academic policies, academic integrity, how to provide feedback to students, and more! All graduate students are welcome whether they are currently a teaching assistant or not. Undergraduate students who know they will be a graduate teaching assistant at ECU within 1-2 semesters are also welcome! Questions?  Email Dr. Ron Preston at

The May date and the August date are changes from what was previously announced.  The correct dates were updated April 1, 2022.

DatesMethod of DeliveryRegistration LinkFlyer
January 6, 2022Virtual - Microsoft Teams (9:00 – 3:00 PM)Registration LinkFlyer
May 11, 2022Virtual - Microsoft Teams (9:00 – 3:00 PM)Closed - May Need To Be RescheduledFlyer
August 11, 2022Virtual - Microsoft Teams (9:00 – 3:00 PM)Registration LinkFlyer

Financial Help at ECU

If you would like to discuss finances such as budgeting, credit, etc., you may schedule free financial coaching appointments with the ECU Financial Wellness Hub. Make an appointment here.

All students may also take advantage of free financial wellness modules through iGrad.  Click here to learn more!