The Writing Center
Norlin Library
Norlin Commons, Room E111
317 UCB
Boulder, CO 80309
(303) 735 6906 | wrtghelp@colorado.edu

The Writing Center

The CU-Boulder Writing Center offers writers from all academic disciplines and skill levels the opportunity to work one-on-one with professionally trained writing consultants. We help writers at all stages of the writing process from brainstorming through revision. Writing Center sessions strive to address writers' stated needs while attending to relevant disciplinary, rhetorical, grammatical, and stylistic concerns. Consultants provide feedback and advice that promote writers' abilities to communicate successfully and think critically in response to complex, evolving expectations of readers in academia, the workplace, and society.

  • Save time by learning more effective writing techniques
  • Eliminate writer’s block and procrastination
  • Improve your argumentative impact, organization, and clarity
  • Strengthen your revision and self-editing skills
  • Learn proper citation to avoid unintentional plagiarism

Services are FREE to CU students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Norlin Location

Norlin Commons (Norlin E111, near the east entrance of Norlin Library)

Summer 2017 (Session A, June 5th - July 7th; Session B, July 11th - August 11th)


Monday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Wednesday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Thursday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Booking Norlin Appointments

Norlin Writing Center sessions must be reserved with an appointment. We recommend making your reservations at least five days in advance. Appointments can be made in person or online. Once you've registered with our scheduling site, you can log on to view and reserve appointments up to seven days in advance. If you're having difficulty finding an appointment time, please stop by to see the office manager about possible same-day openings and special advance booking.


Graduate Writing Support (GWS)

This summer, the Writing Center is offering specialized summer support for graduate students writing lengthy manuscripts such as dissertations, theses, and publications.

Support is offered in individual sessions and a dissertation writing group that meets weekly.

Sessions are intended to supplement adviser meetings by providing writing feedback and guidance from an outside academic reader’s perspective. GWS participants commit to regularly scheduled meetings and submit work in advance of each session. This allows the consultant to provide a more thorough review and help the writer improve cogency, organization, analysis, and grammar and style. Past participants have mentioned that GWS is helpful for scaffolding project timelines and preparing for oral defenses and job talks. Graduate writing specialists have training and experience in academic and professional writing and assist graduate writers from all disciplines.

The capacity of the GWS program is limited and requires an intake interview to ensure that the writer’s needs and project match program objectives and resource availability.

Please contact Dr. Scott Holman, scott.holman@colorado.edu and Dr. Leslie Blood, leslie.blood@colorado.edu for information about scheduling and other GWS questions.

Graduate students are also welcome to seek writing advice and feedback by reserving fifty-minute sessions at our Norlin location.

C4C and Williams Village North Walk-in Hours

Closed for summer. Fall hours TBA.

No appointment is necessary. Thirty and fifty-minute sessions are free to current CU-Boulder students and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Writers' Lounges Walk-in hours

Closed for summer. Fall hours TBA.


Contact Information

IF YOU NEED INFORMATION ABOUT WRTG COURSES AND ENROLLMENT, please call the program for writing & rhetoric at 303-492-8188 or email at pwr@colorado.edu

Please email wrtghelp@colorado.edu for all Writing Center related questions. Because we do not have office support in the summer, all phone calls to our front desk, 303-735-6906 , will be routed to voicemail. We will respond as soon as possible.