University of Minnesota
student writing support
center for writing

Student Writing Support.Center for Writing's home page.

Hours & locations

15 Nicholson Hall (primarily by appointment)


Go to mySWS to make an appointment; visit 15 Nicholson to get on the wait list for a walk-in visit.

Nicholson Hall

Mondays through Thursdays

9:00 AM to 4:30 PM


9:00 AM to 2:15 PM

The Nicholson computer lab, funded by a generous grant from the CLA Student Information Technology Fees Committee, is open the same hours as SWS (see above). For printing, we accept UCards and Gopher Gold cards only, charging ten cents per page.


9 Appleby Hall (walk-in)appleby hall

Mondays through Thursdays

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM


10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Log in to mySWS and click "view walk-in schedules" to find writing consultants' specific hours in Appleby. For more information about using SWS-Appleby, read about how we work and go to our Face-to-face walk-in page to learn more about using this service. (online appointments only) keyboard

Daytime and evening appointments are available Mondays through Thursdays; daytime-only appointments are available on Fridays. Check the schedule on mySWS to make an appointment.

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Watch a screencast to learn more about's chat interface, or about revising what you've provided during the chat.


Other academic support on campus

MCAE Instructional Center
Offers face-to-face drop-in tutoring in writing and STEM fields.

Spanish Writing Center
Offers face-to-face tutoring on a walk-in basis and by appointment, and online tutoring (writers who submit their work online should allow 48 hours for a response). Available to Spanish majors and minors and to students in any 3000-level class that is taught primarily in Spanish.