Writing Programs

Hours & Location

Where to Find Us

The Writing Center is located on the second floor of Schaffer Library, Rooms 226 & 227. If you have an appointment, please check in at the Welcome Desk in Room 226. If you do not have an appointment, you can “drop-in” at Room 226, speak with a staff member, and await our next availability.

The best way to make sure you get an appointment is to use our online system, which is called WCOnline. The first time you use the system, you must register for an account. Go to the Union College Writing Center and log-in using your Union College username (whatever comes before “@union.edu” in your email address). Your password will be your Union email password. You will be directed to a form titled “Create a New Account.” Complete the required fields, click “Register,” and you are ready to make Writing Center appointments.

For more detailed instructions, visit our “Make an Appointment” page.

Hours Of Operation

The Writing Center is open during the ten-week term, Sunday through Thursday, 3-11pm. We are closed on Friday and Saturday. The Writing Center typically opens each term on the Sunday after the first week of classes. Because we are staffed by students just like you, we offer limited hours during the week of Final Exams. We are not open during breaks (winter, spring, or summer). 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. You should also bring a copy of your draft, if you have one, as well as any notes, outlines, or anything else you have written related to your project. We 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 their ideas and get started. That’s fine too. There’s no limit to the amount of times you can visit the Writing Center for a single paper or project. 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 often to the Writing Center!