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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.

For other inquiries, email us at or call us at (540) 231-5436.


The Writing Center will be closed for Thanksgiving Break from November 19-27 and re-open Monday, November 28.
During exam week, December 12-14, the Writing Center will have shorter hours from 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. and close for winter break from December 15 - January 22.
Services for spring semester will resume Monday, January 23, 2017.

(Fall and spring semesters)
Sunday: 7 P.M.–10 P.M.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 A.M.–10 P.M.
Thursday and Friday: 9 A.M.–5 P.M.


View information for Faculty.

New For 2016-2017

Writing Groups for Graduate Students

Graduate Writing Groups offer a space for graduate students to write in a small workshop environment with the support and encouragement of other graduate students. The Writing Center facilitates the forming of graduate writing groups during the fall and spring semesters. To participate, sign up, or for more information, please contact us at

Multilingual Services

Writing Center Coaches are now available for language support in Mandarin, Arabic, Spanish and French. Coaches will not edit or proofread student work, but they will teach strategies to help students further their language development. Appointments can be used for speaking, reading and writing. Individual assistance as well as group conversation hours are offered.

Students are responsible for knowing whether writing center support is allowed for their assignments.

Writing Center

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

Who We are

Jennifer Lawrence, Director
Senior Instructor of English

Katie Garahan
Graduate Assistant to the Director

Brooke Covington
Graduate Assistant to the Director

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