The Writing Center

Making an appointment

Opening hours:
Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Sunday 6 - 8 p.m.
This semester, we've added online-only morning hours:
Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. - 11 a.m.  

Register for a free account at 

Undergraduates can make an appointment directly on the schedule. 

Graduate Students (who only work with the director) and those working on Group Projects should email to set up appointments. 

Faculty can contact about our Faculty Writing Groups or with any questions. 

The Saint Mary’s College Writing Center is a teaching and learning resource, staffed by peer tutors, one graduate tutor, and administered by a director who specializes in writing studies. We were founded in the 1970s by a student and initially called the Saint Mary’s Writing Clinic. We are located on the third floor of the Cushwa-Leighton Library and we provide in-person and online tutorials.

Students in the Writing Center

Upcoming Events: 

Wednesday, September 22, 6:30-7:30 p.m. || Style in the Aisles: A Workshop on APA Style || Writing Center, 3rd floor, Library || We will review how to make both in-text citations and reference pages, providing samples and giving feedback on students' work in progress.

Wednesday, October 6, 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. ||  Fall Write-In || Writing Center, 3rd floor, Library and Online (check email for link) || Work together to meet those writing deadlines before break both online and in-person in the Writing Center. This four-hour session is open to all Saint Mary's College community members and is a way for us to join together and make writing visible. 

Wednesday, December 1, 6-9 p.m. ||  Write Here! Write Now! || In partnership with the Library || First floor of the Library || This event is designed to support all students, but is timed to specifically support those completing their Basic W portfolios. Writing Center tutors and a research librarian will be on hand for walk-in appointments.

Write Now, writing center in the library