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Spring 2020 Writing Center Schedule

We have 6 campus locations and encourage writers to walk-in or make a Writing Centers appointment. We look forward to working with all Cornell writers on any stage of any writing project!

First day of operations: Monday, February 3

Last day of operations: Tuesday, May 5 (last day of classes)


Closed during February Break: Saturday Feb. 22 through Tuesday, Feb. 25

*Tutoring Resumes: Wednesday, Feb. 26


Closed during Spring Break: Saturday March 28—Sunday April 5

*Tutoring Resumes: Monday, April 6



Regular Semester Tutoring Locations & Schedules

General Writing Tutoring Locations & Hours

Sundays-Thursdays, 7:00-10:00pm 

  • 108 Uris LIbrary
  • 403 Olin Library
  • 3343 Tatkon Center
  • 110 Flora Rose (limited walk-in capacity) 

*misprint: our fall 2019 bookmarks say 121 Flora Rose, but the correct room is 110*

Mondays-Thursdays, 3:30-5:30pm 

  • 178 Rockefeller Hall
  • Mann Library (1st floor, consultation area) 

Applications Tutoring, by appointment only 

  • Spring 2020 schedule TBA 

Remote Video-Conferencing Tutoring, by appointment only 

  • Spring 2020 schedule TBA 


What We Do

The Cornell Writing Centers offer the support of trained graduate and undergraduate tutors five days a week, Sunday through Thursday, to discuss specific pieces of writing or questions about writing.  At the Writing Centers (WC), writers will be greeted by engaged and engaging peers who listen patiently, read thoughtfully, and offer considerate, supportive, and challenging feedback. 

Cornell undergraduate and graduate students can visit any one of our five campus locations from time to time or on a regular basis when they want one-on-one support to refine and develop strategies for drafting effective academic essays. Writers of all levels of experience and ability can benefit from such individualized attention.

During a WC session, writing tutors may help writers to:

  • get started with writing projects by reading and discussing a writing assignment, evaluating research material, brainstorming an outline.
  • explore ways to shape coherent arguments, make strong use of evidence, work with appropriate citation conventions.

  • consider questions about depth of analysis, organization, thesis statements, audience expectations, paragraph development, style, sentence structure.

  • identify patterns of errors in grammar or usage in order to develop effective strategies for line-editing.

Although writing tutors are happy to address large issues of focus and organization, they can only work with small portions of text (no more than 5 pages) during a typical 30-minute session.

Want to learn more about the Cornell Writing Centers and get some great writing tips? Follow us on social media! 

Twitter @Cornell_Writing

Facebook @CornellWritingCenters

Instagram @CornellWritingCenters 

Feedback & Questions

Have you visited the Cornell Writing Centers recently? Would you like to offer us your feedback? Click here: WC Feedback

  • For answers to questions about the WC or if you need special assistance, contact Kate Navickas, WC Director.
  • See our Editing Policy for our approach to supporting writers with sentence-level issues.