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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. We are located in the heart of the campus, in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library.

    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. We are located in the heart of the campus, in the W. E. B. Du Bois Library.

Writing Center Hours

Summer 2024 Writing Center Hours

This summer, we are funded through University Without Walls Interdisciplinary Studies. As such, priority for appointments will be given to UWW students. We will be open for online appointments from May 26th to August 15th on the following days and times:

Sundays: 4:00-6:00 pm

Thursdays: 7:00-9:00 pm

The Writing Center will be closed July 4th, July 7th, and July 11th.

Book an Appointment

Our one-on-one sessions with writers begin on the hour, and last 45 minutes. For Fall 2023, the Writing Center will offer both in-person and synchronous, 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.