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Graduate Writing Center

UVM Writing Center: Appointments

Make an Appointment with 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 will be back online during the first week of spring classes for appointments beginning in the second half of January.

Online Appointment Scheduling

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. We offer both on-campus and online appointments.

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Writing Center Hours: The Graduate Writing Center is usually open Sundays through Fridays with morning, afternoon, and evening appointments available both on-campus and online.

Writing Center Location: The Graduate Writing Center is located on the ground floor of Howe Memorial, down the main stairway and to the right.

The Graduate Writing Center is also happy to announce that you can now schedule online!

To register and/or make an appointment, go to

No Appointments Available? If you'd like to meet with a consultant and the schedule looks full, check again later. Or you can visit the UVM Writing Centers reception desk on the ground floor of Howe Memorial to learn if a consultant is available for a drop-in appointment.

Please note that the Undergraduate Writing Center has a similar scheduling system with a similar web address. If you see the Graduate Writing Center logo at the top of the screen, you know you are in the right place!

Meet the Consultants

The Graduate Writing Center is staffed by peer graduate student writing consultants from a variety of disciplines. You can meet them here.

What to Expect When You Meet with a Graduate Writing Consultant

You will meet with your consultant for up to one hour. If you have a draft, bring it with you - but since it may not be possible for you and the consultant to discuss an entire draft in one hour, think too about which sections you'd most like to focus on. (If you are at work on a digital project such as a website or PowerPoint, bring a laptop or notebook, too.) If you don't yet have a draft, bring along any information - an assignment, Call for Papers, initial notes that can help you and your consultant get into a productive discussion to get you started. Most of all, be prepared to be involved. A consultant can't write or correct a paper but can help you take a next step - with a particular project and with perspectives and strategies that can apply to other writing situations too.

  • When you make an appointment, you have the option of attaching a file (an assignment, Call for Papers, draft etc.) so that it is also available to your consultant. Note, though, that while your consultant may have time in advance (if they aren't busy with other writers!) to browse the attachment, they will need a discussion with you at the start of the appointment about your audience, goals, and concerns to frame and focus how you'll proceed together.

If you select "online" for your appointment, go to your appointment on the calendar a few minutes before the start and click on it to meet your consultant online. Check your UVM email inbox for further details and advice regarding online consultations.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more!

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