Clients may make up to two (2) one-hour appointments per week.
Clients need to arrive 5 minutes early for appointments. If you are late, you may lose your appointment time. If you are not in the Writing Center at your appointment time, your writing consultant is obligated to work with students waiting for assistance.
If you cannot keep a Writing Center appointment, cancel your reservation at least 24 hours in advance. To cancel your appointment, log in to our online scheduler. Click on the appointment you want to cancel. Scroll to the bottom of the window, and check the “Cancel this appointment” box. Then click “Save Changes.”
If you do not cancel, you are considered a “no-show.” After two no-shows in any one semester, you will lose the privilege of scheduling appointments in advance, and any previously scheduled appointments will be canceled.
Do not expect to drop off papers for editing. Writing Center consultants will not proofread or edit papers for you. Instead, our mission is to help you gain the skills and confidence to proofread and edit your own work.
A consultation draft is considered a work in progress; the writer makes the ultimate decision on any changes to the work.
Because we want to honor the privacy of student writers, we send reports to instructors only with student permission.
The Center is a quiet place for writers to work on their assignments. Please turn off your cell phone before entering the WC, and be considerate of your writing consultant and others in the center during your appointment.
Our library satellite is a drop-in service for quick questions. Please limit your library satellite visits to 15-20 minutes if other writers are waiting.
Center consultants cannot help with take-home exams unless the center has received permission from the client's instructor and/or college.