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Graduate Writing Center

UVM Writing Center: GWC

Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center

Announcing the Dana Library Drop-In Writing Clinic

Starting Monday, January 28, the Graduate Writing Center will offer a drop-in Graduate Writing Clinic in the Dana Medical Library: Mondays 2:30-4:30 and Tuesdays 3:30-5:30. During these hours, consultant Alyssa Jones (Communication Sciences and Disorders) will be available to meet with individual writers and writing teams on a full range of projects (course assignments, dissertations and capstones, proposals, personal statements, oral presentations and more) and at any stage of the composing process. Whether you drop in with a quick fifteen-minute question or for a longer consultation, this service is free to all UVM graduate students.

Upcoming Events

Sunday Graduate Writing Retreat: Sunday, 1/27, 1-4 pm

We'll provide plenty of coffee, tea, healthy snacks, and the option of meeting with a graduate writing consultant to support you in an afternoon of quiet, focused writing. Read more and/or register...

What is the Graduate Writing Center?

The UVM Graduate Writing Center supports graduate student writing and communications in all fields, at all levels, and in all forms including articles, proposals, posters, and more. Thanks to support from the UVM Graduate College, our services are free to UVM graduate students and post-doctoral fellows. 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 new approaches to drafting, revising, and editing
  • understanding the rhetorical features and communicative aims of specialized academic and professional genres
  • exploring effective ways to communicate with public, non-specialist audiences

We offer individual, small-group, and drop-in appointments both on campus and online. Campus appointments take place on the ground floor of Howe Memorial Library, down the main stairway and to the right.

To make an appointment, visit To learn more about the Graduate Writing Center, visit the topics in the left-hand menu.

The Graduate Writing Center also sponsors Sunday Graduate Writing Retreats, special-topic workshops, and thesis and dissertation camps. See our calendar for upcoming workshops and events - or better yet, follow us on Facebook to stay in touch about the latest events, opportunities, and news from the UVM Graduate Writing Center!

We support 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.

Diversity and Inclusion in the UVM Graduate Writing Center

The UVM Graduate Writing Center strives to welcome and be accessible to all UVM graduate students and thus to critique and counteract any barriers rooted in ability status, class, ethnicity, gender expression, immigration status, language, national origin, race, and religion. Through our post-consultation feedback form or through contacting the Graduate Writing Center Coordinator Nancy Welch (, 802-656-4171), please let us know what more we can do to create a space that facilitates access, exchange, inclusion, and respect for UVM graduate students and their writing projects and goals.

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