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Special Event Announcements!

Summer Writing Consultants are Available!

The Graduate Writing Center is pleased to announce summer writing consultations by appointment for UVM graduate students. To request an appointment contact Stuart or Sarah. Be sure to include your degree program, the project you're working on, and a selection of days and times when you would be available to meet. Graduate Writing Center consultants meet with UVM graduate students on a full range of writing projects at any stage in the process, from brainstorming and drafting to revision and editing. Funding is provided by the UVM Graduate College and there is no charge for an appointment.

Writing Retreat: Sunday, September 17, 1-4 pm

Graduate Writing Retreats offer quiet space and time for graduate students to pursue their projects independently with the support of coffee, tea, healthy snacks, and the option to confer with a graduate writing consultant.

Location: Center for University Writing Initiatives, 302 Bailey Howe, Fulwiler Room


Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center

The UVM Graduate Writing Center supports graduate writers at all stages of their programs and across a full range of academic, professional, and public communication genres including research articles, proposals, presentations, and more. Our consultants - themselves experienced graduate writers from programs across the campus - help writers further their skill and confidence through

  • analyzing the requirements and options of a writing or communication task
  • talking through drafts and ideas
  • introducing approaches to getting - and working with - words on the page
  • understanding the rhetorical features and communicative aims of specialized academic and professional genres
  • exploring effective ways to communicate with public, non-specialist audiences

Consultations are free. We offer individual, small-group, and drop-in appointments both on campus and via Skype. Campus appointments most often take place in Waterman's Graduate Writing Center (113R) or in Bailey/Howe Library's Graduate Writing Center (ground floor; follow signs down the main stairs between the Circulation and Reference desks).

The Graduate Writing Center also sponsors Sunday Graduate Writing Retreats, special-topic workshops, and a four-day Thesis and Dissertation Jump Start Camp. See our calendar for upcoming workshops and events.

The Graduate Writing Center supports faculty who teach and mentor graduate students too! Contact Nancy Welch, the Graduate Writing Center Coordinator, at, and visit our Support for Graduate Faculty and Graduate Faculty FAQs pages.

To learn more about the Graduate Writing Center or to make an appointment, visit the links on the menu to the left.

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