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 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)

SPRING 2018 (January 22nd - May 8th)

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.

Graduate Writing Support (GWS)

This semester, the Writing Center is offering specialized 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 Annette Mitchell, the Writing Center Manager, at 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 Drop-in Hours

February 5th - April 30th (closed for Spring Break from March 25th-30th)

Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Center for Community (C4C) N351
Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Center for Community (C4C) N351


6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Center for Community (C4C) N351

Williams Village North WVN 177

Thursday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM Center for Community (C4C) N351
Sunday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Center for Community (C4C) N351

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 Drop-in Hours

January 29th - May 8th (closed for Spring Break from March 25th-30th)

Athens Court North Common Room Sunday 2:00 PM - 6:00PM
Arnett N200 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Baker W205 Monday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Buckingham N101 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Business Library KOBL 200C Wednesday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kitt. Cent. North N221 Thursday 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Farrand 127 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Libby 176 Wednesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Smith S200C Sunday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Willard  103 Tuesday 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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

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