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The Undergraduate Writing Program

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Returning to all online appointments starting Monday, April 5 (updated April 3, 2021)

The Graduate Workers of Columbia have announced a pause in the strike beginning April 5. During the pause, the Writing Center will return to our normal services. This means . . .

  • Writers may make up to two appointments per week by clicking the "Schedule a visit" button above. All appointments take place on Zoom. We will not be holding drop-in hours, so please schedule an appointment in advance.
  • Those who previously made repeating appointments will automatically have those appointments reinstated.
  • We return to our typical hours: Monday-Thursday 9 am to 8 pm, Friday 9 am to 5 pm, and Sunday noon to 8 pm.
  • Writing Productivity Sessions are available daily. As before, you can sign up for as many as you like using our online scheduling system.
Please contact us at with questions.

A quick guide to online sessions:

To make an appointment, please log into our scheduler by clicking the button above. If it’s your first time using the schedule, create an account for yourself and login. At your appointment time, log in to the scheduler again, click on your appointment slot, and click on the Zoom link provided. In session, you can share your document by sharing the screen or posting a link to a Google doc in the chat window. Your consultant can help you with this after the session begins.

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, and those referred by the Office of Disability Services--can sign-up for repeating appointments within the first two weeks of the semester. Because of the abbreviated semester, we are able to offer each writer a 5-appointment block per term. Please fill out this form to sign-up.

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, Teacher’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