What you need to know before making an appointment using our online booking calendar:
Writing consultants work in the center, for a specific professor’s class, or on-call. Do you have a Writing Consultant for your class? If so, contact them directly. If your class does not have an assigned Writing Consultant then you should meet with one of our center tutors. Email an “on call” tutor as a last resort during "crunch time" (if the booking calendar is full, or if the Writing Center is closed).
To make sure that our appointment system works as well as possible, keep these guidelines in mind:
Email a draft: Writers do not need a completed draft to see a consultant, but it helps to e-mail us a copy of the draft and assignment at least 48 hours before an appointment. E-mail addresses for writing consultants can be found on our on-call page. If you have a consultant assigned to your class, please check with your professor and the consultant for the schedule.
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 Continuing Studies Students, Staff, and Faculty: Students in the School of Continuing Studies can also use our Online Writing Lab (OWL). The OWL is a free University of Richmond service offered exclusively to currently enrolled SCS students, and also to the University's faculty and staff. SCS 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.