University of Minnesota
student writing support
center for writing

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

Summer 2024 hours & locations

SWS will be closed Friday, May 3, through Sunday, June 2. SWS will reopen for Zoom consultations Mondays–Thursdays, June 3 – July 25.

On the Juneteenth (Wednesday, June 19) and Independence Day (Thursday, July 4) holidays, SWS will be closed.

SWS-Zoom: by appointment

To schedule your 40-minute appointment, visit mySWS.

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Zoom appointments will be available Mondays–Thursdays every 45 minutes starting at 9:00 am; the final Zoom appointment of the day will begin at 3:00 pm.

Pro tip: We often have immediate openings in Zoom! Check mySWS frequently! Or, call 612.625.1893, which is staffed 9:30–11:30 am and 12:30–2:30 pm.



Other academic support on campus

Asian Pacific American Resource Center
Offers academic support, peer mentoring, and other resources related to AAPI identity. This new center on campus "is committed to ensuring AAPI [Asian American Pacific Islander] students achieve academic success, affirming AAPI student identity, and engaging the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities to better support AAPI students."

Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence (MCAE) Peer Tutoring
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.

Student English Language Support 
Offers free, face-to-face English as a second language support to international undergraduate students. Sponsored by the Minnesota English Language program, SELS is designed for students who want to address a particular English language need to be more successful at the U of M.

Tutoring and Academic Success Center
Offers drop-in support for selected gateway courses in both individual and small group formats, as well as research and technology assistance at various locations on the East Bank, West Bank, and St. Paul campuses. Also sponsors special events such as academic success workshops and pre-exam review sessions. Formerly known as SMART Learning Commons.

Please also check this resource sheet for information about additional academic, mental, social, legal, and other kinds of support for students.