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The Virginia Tech Writing Center is a free service for all Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, at all levels. We also are happy to assist Language and Culture Institute students, VT alumni, and area high school students. We're located in Newman Library's second floor Learning Commons, just past the elevators.

We work with writing and reading assignments from any course in the University. We can also help you with writing projects that are not linked to classes.

While we try to accommodate walk-in sessions when possible, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment.

Register online to schedule your session! For other inquiries, email us at or call us at (540) 231-5436.

Sunday Evening Hours

The Writing Center is now open Sunday evenings, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., for 30-minute appointments. Please register online to request an appointment.

Writing Support Groups for Graduate Students 

Do you need some support with writing your thesis, dissertation, journal articles, and more? Would you like some help finding other graduate students to form a writing support group? The Writing Center and the Graduate School are now facilitating the forming of writing support groups. Contact Becky Morrison ( for more information and learn how a writing group may help you stay on task, how to become a member of a writing group, and other techniques that may help you along the way.

Foreign Language conversation groups

Come practice with a native speaker! Reserve your spot online.

  • Spanish Conversation Group: 1:00-2:00 Fridays
  • Mandarin Conversation Group: 2:30-3:30 Fridays

Specialized Chinese/English Writing Assistance


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For clients wishing to work on specialized translation issues, you can now make an appointment with our bilingual writing center coach, Qian Wang.

A native Chinese speaker, Qian can help you with your English to Chinese and Chinese to English writing. She is available on Sundays, 7 p.m.–10 p.m., at the Virginia Tech Writing Center in Newman Library's second-floor Learning Commons. Please register online to request an appointment with Qian.


2015-2016 Schedule

  • End of 2016 spring semester services - Tuesday, May 10th
  • Summer semester times to be announced


We are located in the Learning Commons, 2nd floor Newman Library.

For an appointment, walk in or schedule an appointment online. For other inquiries, email us at or call (540) 231-5436.

Open Hours

(Fall and spring semesters, beginning Aug. 31)

Sunday: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. (30-min sessions only)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Femoyer Hall

Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

For an appointment at Femoyer, visit or call 231-5499.

Graduate Life Center

Thursday 5:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m., Room A

Drop in or reserve an appointment by emailing Alyssa Hamlett (

Northern Virginia Students

Writing support available via Skype, by appointment only.

Northern Virginia students can email Becky Morrison ( to make an appointment.


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