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Face-to-face appointments

Nicholson hall

Consultations by appointment are available at our 15 Nicholson Hall location.

You can make, cancel, or reschedule a face-to-face appointment with one of our consultants in three ways:

All appointments are scheduled for 40 minutes. Students may make only one appointment per day and two appointments per week. Appointments may be scheduled up to three weeks in advance. To learn more about walk-in consultations, go to our face-to-face walk-in page.

Pro tip: We often have last-minute openings! Check mySWS frequently or call us at 612.625.1893 for same-day appointments!

Please see our consultant bios page to find out more about our consultants.

What to bring to a face-to-face consultation
  • A copy of the writing you want to work on or any ideas you have for your project
  • Any materials that will help your consultant understand the context of your writing project. These might include the assignment sheet, the syllabus, in-class notes, previous drafts or feedback on your writing, or any other materials you think it would be helpful to share with the consultant.
  • A pen and paper to take notes from the session

To learn more about what to expect and how to get the most from your visit to the Center, look at our general and graduate-student-focused informational handouts.

Please be aware of the Center's important policies related to appointments, privacy, and identification.