The Writing Center

The Writing Center

What We Do

The Writing Center provides free academic support to all members of the campus community, including faculty, staff, students, and alumni. The Writing Center can provide assistance with any form of communication including papers, scholarship essays, and presentations at any stage of the process. Our tutors are experts in a wide variety of fields including science and technical communication, graduate writing, scholarly publications, and ESL. While we don’t simply proofread or edit papers, our aim is to give writers the tools and techniques they need to learn how to do it for themselves


The Writing Center is located on the first floor of Alderson Hall, Room 133.

Spring 2020 Hours (Jan 13-May 1)

Writing Center Appointments: The Writing Center is open for face-to-face appointments Monday-Friday 9:00-5:00. Online appointments are available on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings from 6:00-9:00.

Walk-in Peer Writing Tutoring: No appointment necessary! The Honors Writing Fellows are undergraduate students who have already completed NHV and have been trained by Writing Center faculty. They can help with any undergraduate assignment, particularly NHV, Global Studies, and Chem 1 & 2. Please see the CASA tutoring schedule for additional details. They can be found in the Arthur Lakes Library with the other CASA peer tutors on the following days:

  • Sunday: 8:00-11:00
  • Monday: 7:00-10:00
  • Tuesday: 8:00-11:00
  • Wednesday: 7:00-10:00
  • Thursday: 9:00-11:00

Peer writing tutors will hold special hours in residence halls around common paper deadlines. No appointment necessary. They will hold hours on the following dates/times:

  • Sunday, January 26, Elm, 7:30-9:30
  • Monday, January 27, Trads, 6:00-8:00 
  • Tuesday, January 28, Weaver, 6:00-8:00 & Trads, 6:00-8:00
  • Thursday, January 30, Maple, 6:00-8:0

Walk-in Writing Tutoring in CASA: A professional consultant will hold walk-in hours in CASA on the following afternoons:

  • Mondays 12:00-2:00

Walk-in Thesis Formatting Hours: Thesis formatting help is offered two to three weeks before an upload deadline. Students can bring a paper or electronic copy of their thesis for a preliminary format review. Students can receive help with formatting issues such as margins, visual aids, page numbers, white space, and front matter. Although there are options for walk-in hours, additional times are available for appointment with the consultant titled “Thesis Formatting” on our online scheduler. We are currently offering walk-in hours on the following dates/times:

  • TBA: Hours will resume in late March

Make an Appointment

To visit the Writing Center, please go to our online scheduler at Log in or register for an account with your Mines email address. You will then be able to see the entire schedule and make, change, or cancel appointments. Appointments are 50 minutes in length. Although 30 minute appointments are available, we recommend you only use these for brainstorming sessions, outlining, or assignments under 300 words.

If you need to cancel, you must do so at least one hour before your appointment time or the system will mark you as a no-show. After three no-shows, you will be locked out of the system. If you have questions about the schedule or making appointments, please contact the Writing Center Director, Allyce Horan, at

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