The Writing Center


Strong writing and communication skills are hallmarks of a liberal arts education. Students are challenged to develop and further these skills throughout the entirety of their time at Saint Mary’s. Since every student must successfully submit a Writing Proficiency Portfolio to demonstrate her aptitude as a writer and communicator, one of the most valuable resources on campus is the Writing Center.

Good writers—as well as writers who want to improve—share their writing and discuss it at length with others.

Students in the Writing Center
Open six days a week in the fall, spring, and summer semesters, and currently offering online appointments only the Writing Center guides and supports writers from all disciplines, at all levels of study, and at all stages of the writing process. Whether you need help establishing a thesis, focusing your argument, creating cohesive paragraphs, or correcting your grammar or citations, the Writing Center tutors are here to help you. 

The Writing Center aims to create a welcoming, supportive environment and espouses a philosophy that emphasizes writers' development, rather than the grade earned on a paper. We care more about developing your lifelong writing and communication skills than we do about a given assignment.

Staffed by students who have completed their Writing Proficiency requirement, the Writing Center welcomes students of all disciplines working on any type of writing, be it an analytical essay, a lab report, a study-abroad application, or a master's thesis.

Write Now, writing center in the library

Making an appointment

Opening hours: Monday - Thursday, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.; Sunday 6 - 9 p.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.