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  • Welcome to the Writing Center!

    The UMass Amherst Writing Center believes that everyone is a writer and all writers bring valuable literacy backgrounds to their writing. We seek to create a culture of writing across campus where all faculty, students, and staff respect past writing knowledge and extend it to new situations.

    Welcome to the Writing Center!

    The UMass Amherst Writing Center believes that everyone is a writer and all writers bring valuable literacy backgrounds to their writing. We seek to create a culture of writing across campus where all faculty, students, and staff respect past writing knowledge and extend it to new situations.

Writing Center Hours (Fall 2021)

Fall 2021  Hours:

Sunday: 2 pm - 6 pm

Monday: 10 am - 9 pm

Tuesday: 10 am - 9 pm

Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm

Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm

Friday: 10 am - 2 pm

We are open 10 am - 2 pm during finals week. We are also open remotely for the Winter Session! Check back later for details.

Book an Appointment

Our one-on-one sessions with writers begin on the hour, and last 45 minutes. For Fall 2021, the Writing Center will offer both in-person and online appointments. 

To access our schedule, please log in (or make an account) at umass.mywconline.com.

For assistance with booking an appointment, please email us at writingcenter@acad.umass.edu or call us at (413) 577-1293.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use the Writing Center?
Our tutors work with all UMass students, faculty, and staff.

Is there a cost for using the Writing Center?
No! We are a free resource.

Why was my face-to-face appointment moved online?
Due to space constraints at the Writing Center, face-to-face appointments may need to be moved online. Please follow the instructions provided in your confirmation email for accessing your online appointment.