UMass Boston

Writing Center

Supporting Writing at UMass Boston

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Who we are:

We’re the university-wide Writing Center. We provide free services for undergraduate and graduate students to support their academic and professional writing at any stage of the writing process. We offer individual writing consultations in person and online where we work collaboratively with writers and provide feedback on any writing, from class essays to cover letters to theses and dissertations to manuscripts for publication and anything in between. We also facilitate writing groups, writing retreats, class visits, workshops, and collaborations with faculty members and departments to support the teaching of writing. 

Our Locations:

We have two locations. The services at these locations are the same and these locations are staffed by the same consultants.  

Main Location:

The Writing Center's main location is Campus Center, first floor, room 1300.

We're located at the end of this room. Once you come into room 1300, keep going until you reach a set of glass doors. Our location is past these glass doors. There are signs located throughout room 1300 to guide you. 

Satellite Location:

We also have a satellite location in Wheatley Hall, sixth floor, room 48.

Currently, the satellite location is used for evening hours. 


The writing center is open during the semester when classes are in session. Our hours of operation are: 

  • Mondays: 10am-5:00pm (main location), 5:00pm-8:00pm (satellite location)
  • Tuesdays: 10am-5:00pm (main location), 5:00pm-8:00pm (satellite location)
  • Wednesdays: 10am-5:00pm (main location)
  • Thursdays: 10am-5:00pm (main location), 5:00pm-8:00pm (satellite location)
  • Fridays: 10am-2:00pm (main location)
  • Sundays: 3:00pm-7:00pm (Online only)

We have in person drop-in hours (no appointment needed) during the following days and times: 

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 3-5pm (main location) 
  • Fridays: 12-2pm (main location)

Note that drop-in hours sessions might be shorter than our 45 minute scheduled appointments depending on consultant availability, number of writers waiting, and other factors. 



Writing Center

Main location: Campus Center, First Floor, Room 1300
Boston, MA 02125 USA