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, alumni and university associates.

Fall 2019 Calendar

Opening Day September 3, 2019
Writers' Lounges Open September 9, 2019
C4C Open September 16, 2019
Fall Break November 23 - December 1, 2019
Last Day December 17, 2019 (Tuesday of Finals Week)

Norlin Fall 2019 Operating Hours

Monday-Thursday        9:00 AM - 6:00 PM                                            
Friday 9:00 AM - 3:00 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.

Writers' Lounge Drop-in Hours (no appointment necessary)

September 9th-December 17th (closed November 23rd-December 1st for fall break) 

Monday 

Time Building  Room
1:00-3:00 pm School of Education 338 (Miramontes Room)
3:00-7:00 pm Gemmill Library MATH 150 
6:00-9:00 pm  Baker (opens *9/16) W205 

Tuesday 

Time Building  Room
6:00-9:00 pm Willard 103 
6:00-9:00 pm  Williams Village Center  WVC 177

Wednesday 

Time Building  Room
6:00-9:00 pm Libby 176

Thursday 

Time Building  Room
4:00-8:00 pm Kittredge Central North (opens *9/19) KCN 221  
2:00-5:00 pm  Visual Arts Complex  VAC 310

Friday 

Time Building  Room
8:00 am-12:00 pm  Business Library KOBL 365H 

No appointment is necessary. Twenty-minute sessions are free to current CU-Boulder students, faculty, staff, alumni, and campus housing residents on a first-come, first-served basis. 

C4C Drop-in Hours in N351/N351A (no appointment necessary)

September 16th-December 12th (closed November 23rd-December 1st for fall break)

Monday-Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM                                   
Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM

No appointment is necessary. Thirty and fifty-minute sessions are free to current CU-Boulder students, faculty, staff, alumni, and campus housing residents on a first-come, first-served basis.

Graduate Writing Support (GWS)

The Writing Center offers specialized support for graduate students writing lengthy manuscripts such as dissertations, theses, and publications.

Support is offered in individual sessions, workshops, write-ins, and a weekly dissertation writing group.

Graduate writing support is intended to supplement adviser meetings by providing writing feedback and guidance from an outside academic reader’s perspective.

GWS participants attending individual meetings 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 us at wrtghelp@colorado.edu for information about scheduling and other GWS questions.

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

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Graduate School Writing Support

Graduate write-ins, every Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon; check location. Join other graduate students in this coffee-house style setting dedicated to all graduate writing.

Contact Information

For all Writing Center related questions, please email us at wrtghelp@colorado.edu or call us at 303-735-6906.

***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 .***