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

The Writing Center

The CU-Boulder Writing Center offers writers from across 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 planning 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 the complex and changing environments of the university, the workplace, and society.

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

Norlin Location

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

Fall 2014 (September 2 - December 16, closed on university scheduled holidays)

Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 2:00 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 Melynda about possible same-day openings and special advance booking.

Writers' Lounges in A&S RAPs

The Writing Center is now offering weekly Writers’ Lounges in Arnett, Baker, Buckingham, Kittredge Central North, Libby, Sewall, Smith, and Williams Village North. Each Lounge is hosted by a professional writing consultant from the CU-Boulder Writing Center.

Writers’ Lounges offer a casual, walk-in based service where students can seek answers to quick writing-related questions as they plan and write papers.

Fall 2014 Writers' Lounge Schedule

HallWriters' Lounge LocationWeekly HoursDates
ArnettN207M 6-9 PM9/8 - 12/15/14
BakerW205M 6-9 PM9/8 - 12/15/14
BuckinghamN101TU 6-9 PM9/9 - 12/16/14
FarrandCraven Lounge (127)TU 6-9 PM9/8 - 12/16/14
Kittredge Central NorthSide lounge across from N114BW 5-8 PM9/10 - 12/10/14
Libby176 LRAP OfficeTU 6-9 PM9/16 - 12/16/14
Sewall102ASUN 2-5 PM9/14 - 12/14/14
SmithSide lounge near front deskSUN 4-7 PM9/14 - 12/14/14
Williams Village North166AM 6-9 PM9/8 - 12/15/14

Peer Tutoring at C4C

The Writing Center is pleased to announce that undergraduate writing tutors will be offering walk-in writing support at the Center for Community (C4C) again this fall with generous support from CU Housing’s ASAP tutoring program. Peer tutors have completed a course in writing center pedagogy and a one semester tutoring practicum.

Fifty-minute sessions are on a first-come first-served basis, so students are advised to get to C4C early to ensure availability.

Fall 2014 C4C Peer Writing Tutors Walk-in Hours

September 15 - December 10, 2014

Center for Community (C4C) N351 and 351A

Monday - Wednesday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Graduate Writing Support (GWS)

The Writing Center, with generous assistance from the Graduate School, offers specialized support for graduate students working on lengthy manuscripts such as dissertations, theses, and publications. Graduate writing specialists have training and experience assisting graduate writers from across disciplines. Extended consultant preparation time and regularly-scheduled meetings permit us to help graduate writers improve cogency, organization, analysis, and style, as well as manage project timelines and prepare for oral defenses. The capacity of the GWS program is limited and requires an initial interview to ensure the project and writers’ needs match program objectives.

Please contact Melynda at (303) 735-6906 or with questions or to arrange an interview for the GWS program.

Contact Information

The Writing Center Manager, Melynda Slaughter, can be reached at (303) 735-6906 or for questions about appointments, graduate writing support (GWS), and arranging tours.

The Writing Center Director, Eric Klinger, can be reached at 303-492-1690 or for administrative inquiries and questions about Writers’ Lounges, undergraduate peer tutors, and employment opportunities.

For information about writing (WRTG) courses at CU, please call the Program for Writing & Rhetoric at (303) 492-8188.