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UVM Writing Center: GWC

Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center

The Graduate Writing Center has a new home!

We have moved to the Ground Floor of Bailey/Howe Library! Visit to schedule an appointment today!

We Are Hiring for the Fall Semester!

Apply by April 30th

UVM's Graduate Writing Center is now accepting new consultant applications for the Fall 2018 semester. Click here for more information!

Upcoming Events

Writing Retreat

Sunday, April 8, 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. Click here for more information.

2018 Dissertation and Thesis Jump-Start Camp

May 29 - June 1, 10 am - 3 pm

Get a jump start on your thesis or dissertation with this four-day writing camp for UVM graduate students who have approved proposals and have moved or are ready to move into drafting. Through short workshops, healthy lunches, plenty of caffeine, and loads of writing time, the Jump Start Camp will launch you into a rewarding summer of writing.

For more information, visit our Event Calendar.

What is the Graduate Writing Center?

The UVM Graduate Writing Center, a service of the Graduate College, 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 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

Consultations are free. We offer individual, small-group, and drop-in appointments both on campus and via Skype. Campus appointments take place on the ground floor of Bailey/Howe Library, down the main stairway and to the right.

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.

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

Graduate Writing Center Quick Links

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