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The Undergraduate Writing Program

Welcome to the Writing Center

Schedule a visit

Sign up for a workshop

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.

For drop-in appointments, please visit our office in 310 Philosophy Hall and sign-up at the big table. 

If you have any questions, please contact us at writingcenter@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 here. We are able to offer each writer a 6-appointment block per term. In fall 2022, we will have more repeating appointments available to offer in the second half of the semester.

[Update: We have closed repeating appointment registration for the fall 2022 term. We will re-open registration on January 17th.]

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.