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The Undergraduate Writing Program

Welcome to the Writing Center

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Writers may make up to two appointments per week by clicking the "Schedule a visit" button above. Appointments take place on Zoom and in-person. We will not be holding drop-in hours, so please schedule an appointment in advance. Writing Productivity Sessions are available daily. You can sign up for as many Writing Productivity sessions as you like using our online scheduling system. Please contact us at writingcenter@columbia.edu with questions.

Targeted Support for First-Year Undergraduates 

As we return to campus life, the Writing Center is introducing a pilot program, the Writing Guide Program, dedicated to the academic development of first-year undergraduates who are transitioning into unfamiliar contexts of academic writing. International students, first-generation college students, Justice in Education students, military veterans, Pell Grant recipients, and those registered with the Office of Disability Services are eligible to participate. If you are part of these groups, please fill out this form to get connected to resources designed for you. Writing Guides will support you throughout your first year at Columbia. You can reach us anytime at writing.guide@columbia.edu.

Repeating appointments:

Those eligible for weekly repeating appointments--international students, thesis and dissertation writers, first-generation college students, Mellon Mays fellows, Justice in Education students, military veterans, Pell Grant recipients, and those referred by the Office of Disability Services--can sign-up for repeating appointments within the first two weeks of the semester by filling out our online form. We are able to offer each writer a 6-appointment block per term. Fall 2021 update: we have closed this option, but will offer it again each start of term.

What we do: The Writing Center provides writing support to undergraduate and graduate students. In one-on-one consultations and workshops, our consultants offer feedback and strategies to help you improve at every stage of your writing, from brainstorming to final drafts. Learn more about what happens in a Writing Center consultation.

Who's eligible: We will work with any currently-enrolled Columbia University undergraduate or graduate student with the following exceptions: Barnard, Teachers College, and School of Social Work. Students in these schools need to use their own institution’s writing center unless they are taking a Columbia course not offered through their schools.

Want to know more? Contact the Writing Center at writingcenter@columbia.edu.