Writing Programs

Hours & Location

Where to Find Us

The Writing Center is located on the second floor of Schaffer Library, Rooms 226 & 227. Please make an appointment online, and meet your writing mentor in Room 226.

Hours Of Operation

The Writing Center is open by appointment only, during the term Sunday through Thursday, 3-11pm. We are closed on Friday and Saturday. The Writing Center typically opens during the first week of classes. Because we are staffed by students just like you, we are closed during the week of Final Exams. The Writing Center is closed during breaks, when classes are not in session. If you have questions, please contact us!

What To Bring

Please make sure to bring a copy of your assignment sheet, or writing prompt, to your conference. We suggest that you attach a draft of the assignment you are working on at least 24 hours before your appointment. You can do this by clicking on your appointment in WCONLINE, and using the file attachment function at the bottom of the appointment form. The writing mentor you've signed up to meet with will review your draft before your conference.

Many of our mentors prefer to work with paper documents, but you may also bring your computer, tablet, or other preferred composing technology — including good old fashioned pen, pencil, and paper!

Some students come to the Writing Center before they have written anything, so they can talk through ideas before getting started with writing. That’s fine too! Bring your notes, doodles, textbooks, whatever materials are needed for your project. There’s no limit to the amount of times you can visit the Writing Center for a single writing assignment. We just ask that you come early in your writing process (not just a day or few hours before your deadline). And we suggest that you come as often as you can, so you can get to work in the Writing Center!