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The Undergraduate Writing Program

Welcome to the Writing Center

Director: Sue Mendelsohn, 212-854-5616,

Coordinator: Jason Ueda, 212-854-3141,

*Please note: During the Graduate Student Union strike, from April 24-30, the Writing Center will have drop-in consultations only, not appointments. Our Butler Library location will be closed during these dates. Beginning May 1, we will return to our regular schedule.

Hours from 4/24 to 4/30:

310 Philosophy:  M - R, 9-8; F, 9-5
303a Butler: closed 

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. To learn more about what happens in a Writing Center consultation, click here.

Who's eligible: We will work with any currently-enrolled Columbia University undergraduate or graduate student with the following exceptions: BarnardTeacher’s 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 And follow us on  to be notified of available appointments and upcoming events.