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The Writing Center is located in Newman Library's second floor Learning Commons, just past the elevators. It is open to all Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, at all levels. 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. The Center is free and open for regular appointments or walk-in sessions. While we try to accommodate walk-in sessions when possible, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment.
    Writing Center

What students can expect

As Writing Center coaches, we won't proofread or "correct" your papers, but we will offer one-on-one instruction in writing at all levels.

What you might bring to a session

  • An assignment sheet
  • Questions and thoughts about what you would like to do next with your writing
  • Your paper
  • New Ideas: We can help you work on the writing and reading issues that really get in your way

What instructors can expect

We won't proofread student papers, but we will work with your students on issues of proofreading and editing. We can also help with brainstorming, organization, development, writing from research, and much more at any stage of the writing process. We work best with students who come on their own and make a commitment to come weekly whether or not they have an assignment due.

Contact us

Jennifer Lawrence
Assistant Director of the Writing Center
2031 Newman Library

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

For an appointment, stop by or call (540) 231-5436 during open hours.

Summer Hours

Summer I
May 26–July 2
2 p.m.–5 p.m. Mondays–Thursdays

Summer 2
July 7–August 13
2 p.m.–5 p.m. Mondays–Thursdays

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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