We aim to help students improve as writers, not to simply edit or proofread papers. We see ourselves as teachers who transfer skills and provide resources, and as readers who offer authentic response and feedback.
Feel free to make an appointment or simply walk-in during our library hours. Once you register, you can make an appointment with any of the writing consultants by selecting an available space.
Check out our resources page for all of your student and faculty needs. Our extensive link library is a great source for all writers. Also, feel free to utilize our computer lab and study space in Wilson Hall, located on the 4th Floor.
UWC has teamed up with the Carrier and Rose Libraries to offer the Write Nights program, a late night writing lounge that allows students to work on their writing, get help from trained writing tutors, and stay energized with close access to Starbucks or Java City.
Each month we review our statistics and publish our goals, events, and success. Take a look at our current and past newsletters to learn more about the center.
Thesis statements? Brainstorming? Don't worry, you don't need to come to the center with a complete draft of your paper. Simply come prepared with an open mind, and our friendly, trained tutors will be willing to help you at any stage in the writing process.
We don't just wait for you to come to us. Our consultants and peer tutors can visit your class to promote Writing Center services or to provide mini-workshops on specific writing topics like using sources, organizing your ideas, or making your writing more concise. Contact Paige Normand to coordinate a visit.
Stay tuned in to the University Writing Center. Find us on Facebook and Twitter for updates on hours and programs, and writing tips you can really use.
The Writing Center offers writers help with all types of writing, including arguments, scholarly articles, fiction and personal narratives, business writing, formatting and citation, grammar and punctuation, and research strategies. We welcome the brainstormer, the procrastinator, the perfectionist, the disorganized, the perplexed, and you.
We empower students, faculty, and staff to develop writing skills and confidence by providing one-to-one consultations, resources, and programming that support and enhance writing across campus. Come see what our team of professional writing consultants, graduate assistants, and peer tutors has to offer:
Wilson Hall: 45-minute appointments in the 4th floor Wilson Hall Writing Center:
Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
EXPANDED Spring 2014 Wilson Hall walk-in hours:
Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Carrier and Rose Libraries: walk-in hours on the main floor of both libraries:
Sunday and Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. - 10 p.m.
Plecker Athletic Performance Center: walk-in hours in room 233 (open to all JMU students):
Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
The UWC will not be open during finals week. We will be moving this summer and will not be open during Maymester or during the summer.
The UWC will reopen in the new Student Success Center in the fall.