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Visit The Center: Hours, Appointments, Policies

Fall 2017: The Writing Center opens Monday, September 4.

What you need to know before making an appointment online or walking in: The Writing Consultants listed work in the Center. They will meet you in or near Boatwright 180. The first hour of each shift listed can be booked online via our appointment calendar. Other times are for you to walk in without an appointment.

Day Time Consultant Majors/Interests
Monday 10am-1pm Kat Gebauer English, Accounting
4-7 pm Julia Siewert Biology, Healthcare Studies
Tuesday 10am-1pm Olivia Haynes English, Film Studies
1-5pm Meika Downey History, Critical Thinking, PLSC, Humanities, Research
4-7pm Sarah Clark Marketing, English
Wednesday 10am-1pm Pat Murray Math-Econ, B-adminstration
2-5pm Meika Downey History, Critical Thinking, PLSC, Humanities, Research
5-7pm Rebecca Seeger PPEL, WGSS
Thursday 1pm-4pm Emily Bradford Music, Rhetoric and Communication Studies
4-7pm Paige Hammond PPEL, International Studies
Friday 10am-1pm Pat Murray Math-Econ, B-administration
1-4pm Julia Siewert Biology, Healthcare Studies
3-7pm Collin Kavanaugh TBA
Sunday 1-4pm Kat Gebauer English, Accounting
2-5pm Jinny Kang VMAP, WGSS, Biology/Chemistry
5-8pm Olivia Haynes English, Film Studies

Class Consultants: If you have a Consultant assigned to your class, you will want to see that Consultant first. You are, of course, free to see those working at the Center for help with other courses.

Email a draft: Writers do not need a completed draft to see a consultant, but it helps to e-mail your Consultant a copy of the draft and assignment at least 48 hours before an appointment.

One per day: Writers often book multiple appointments. We are happy when writers like us that much, but we want to help everyone, so please book no more than one visit to the center per day.

Cancellations & No Shows: Be sure you set a password when making an appointment, so you can cancel at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations after that will count as a "no show" at the center. After two no-shows, writers will not be permitted to make any more appointments for the rest of the academic year. If you have any questions about your appointment or cannot cancel it after trying, please contact us.

Late Writers: If you know that you will be late for an appointment, let the Consultant know by e-mail well in advance. Otherwise, if you are more than ten minutes late, we will take another student in your place, if someone is waiting.

A Special Option for Professional & Continuing Studies Students, Staff, and Faculty: Students in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies can also use our Online Writing Lab (OWL). The OWL is a free University of Richmond service offered exclusively to currently enrolled SPCS students, and also to the University's faculty and staff. SPCS students should strongly consider using the OWL when they would consider calling an on-call tutor.Now that you understand our policies, make an online appointment.