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Graduate Writing Center

UVM Writing Center: GWC

Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center

Summer Break Appointments

Although the Graduate Writing Center is closed until Fall, four graduate writing consultants are available to meet by request. If you are enrolled in a UVM graduate program and would like to meet with a consultant, email one of the consultants listed below and let them know who you are, what program you are from, what you're working on, options for days and times to meet, and whether you would like an on-campus (Bailey-How ground floor) or Skype appointment. Please make your request 24 or more hours in advance for the best chance of success in making an appointment, and don't forget to check your email for a reply!

The Graduate Writing Center's online scheduling system will be back online during the first week of fall classes for appointments beginning in early September.

Upcoming Events

2018 Dissertation and Thesis Completion Camp

August 16 - 17, 10 am - 3 pm

Set aside time to complete or take a next big step toward your thesis or dissertation with this two-day writing camp for UVM graduate students in the final stages of drafting and revising a thesis, dissertation, or thesis/dissertation proposal. With healthy lunches, plenty of caffeine, loads of writing time, and the option of meeting with a graduate writing consultant, Camp Completion will help you to wrap up 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.

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