Writing Center Policies

3 Types of Appointments

Advanced appointments (up to one week in advance) at 412 Holmes Hall
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Online Appointments 
Book your virtual appointment here!
Only consultants with “Face-to-face or online” are available for online sessions.

Same-day and Next-day appointments at 136 Snell Library
Our satellite center is located behind the Argo Tea in Snell Library.
Book your appointment here.

Writing Center Policies for Students

  • You may sign up for two appointments per week.
  • If you are more than 15 minutes late to your appointment at the Holmes location, the Writing Center staff reserves the right to give your appointment to another student.
  • If you are more than 5 minutes late for a same-day appointment in Snell, the Writing Center staff reserves the right to give your appointment to another student.
  • We ask that you make every attempt to keep your appointment. However, if you need to cancel your appointment, cancel at least 4 hours in advance. To cancel your appointment, log into your WCOnline account, click your appointment slot, and click “cancel this appointment.”
  • Appointments that have not been cancelled at least 4 hours before the start of the appointment will be considered “no shows.” If you accrue two no show appointments (meaning you didn’t cancel your appointment at least two hours in advance), your Writing Center account will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to book appointments.
  • Each student may have one appointment per day.


Before your Appointment

  • Collect any materials you are using for your paper, as these items (your assignment sheet, your instructor’s prompt, any drafts you’ve completed, feedback from your instructor or peers, readings you used to complete the assignment) will help the consultant to better understand your writing task.
  • Prepare an “agenda” for your session. What questions do you want to ask your consultant? What issues do you plan to focus on?
  • Please arrive a few minutes before your appointment begins to ensure your consultation can start on time.