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Graduate Writing Center

UVM Writing Center: GWC

Welcome to the Graduate Writing Center

Exam Week and Winter Break Appointments

Although the Graduate Writing Center will be closed December 8th through January 18th, the following consultants are available by request for appointments during finals week and after the New Year. 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 (Howe Memorial Library 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 is now open for Spring smeseter appointments.

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...

Winter Break Dissertation and Thesis Camp

January 9 - 10, 10 am - 3 pm

Camps provide UVM graduate students at work on dissertations, theses, proposals, and other capstone projects a quiet space for focused writing supported by healthy meals and the option of meeting with a graduate writing consultant. 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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