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Writing Center

The Writing Center

Online Tutoring

As UMass Amherst shifts to primarily online instruction this fall, the UMass Writing Center is ready to support all members of the campus community with their writing, of any kind, at any stage. Our highly trained and experienced tutors can meet with writers in video conferences online. We believe that every writer deserves a reader, no matter the circumstances. Book an online appointment with one of our tutors today.

Drop-In Appointments

Need some last-minute help and want to see if a tutor is available? The Writing Center is now offering online drop-in appointments on a space-available basis. Please go to our virtual Zoom room, or enter Meeting ID 949 513 8484, to check out our space and get registered!


The Writing Center's hours of operation are in Eastern Daylight Time. Please note that this schedule reflects our typical hours, and may change as we receive more direction from the university. We are closed during the week of Thanksgiving. 

Finals Week Hours:

Monday 11/30: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Tuesday 12/1: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Wednesday 12/2: 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

To schedue an appointment, visit us at WCOnline.

Winter Break Hours:

We are excited to have limited hours available during the winter session. We will be open the following dates and times:

Dec. 8 (Tues), Dec. 9 (Weds), and Dec. 10 from 10:00 (Thurs): 10 AM - 2:00 PM
Dec. 15 (Tues), Dec. 16 (Weds), and Dec. 17 from 10:00 (Thurs): 10 AM - 2:00 PM
Jan. 5 (Tues), Jan. 6 (Weds), and Jan. 7 from 10:00 (Thurs): 10 AM - 2:00 PM
Jan. 12 (Tues), Jan. 13 (Weds), and Jan. 14 from 10:00 (Thurs): 10 AM - 2:00 PM

Check back in soon to make an appointment!

For Faculty and Instructors

We also offer support for the teaching of writing. We can consult with you about assignment design, grading, assessment, pedagogy, and any other questions you may have about writing instruction. If you would like to connect with us, please email us at


If you have questions about the UMass Writing Center, please email