Scheduling, changing, and cancelling appointments
Appointments may be scheduled in one of three ways:

  • In person: We are located in 123 Waldo Hall
  • Online: Go to writingcenter.oregonstate.edu and click “Make an Appointment”
  • By phone: Call (541) 737-5640 to speak with a desk assistant

You may schedule up to two (2) appointments per week at the Writing Center.

Walk-ins
We accept walk-ins at the Undergraduate Writing Center between 9 am and 4 pm, Monday through Friday. All of our other locations, including the Graduate Writing Center, are by appointment only.

What to bring to a Writing Center session
You may bring in your writing either in hard copy or on a laptop (up to you!). It is helpful to bring in two hard copies so you and the writing assistant both have a copy. Please also bring a copy of the assignment sheet. This provides a starting point for the conversation and helps both you and the writing assistant to understand the teacher's purpose for the assignment. Finally, don’t forget to bring a pen/pencil to write with!

Consultation slips
After you meet with a writing assistant, you may ask for a consultation slip to give to your instructor. The consultation slip lets your instructor know that you visited the Writing Center and briefly describes what was discussed during the visit. Consultation slips are only valid with an administrator’s signature. For a list of current administrators, please see our Contact Senior Staff page.

Post-session evaluations
After your Writing Center visit, you will be asked to fill out a 5-minute evaluation of the session you just completed. This evaluation provides us with crucial data and allows us to continually improve our services.

Accessibility
At the Writing Center, we are committed to making our services as accessible as possible.

  • We have a wide range of toys available in Waldo Hall to keep your child occupied while you are in a Writing Center session.
  • Waldo Hall also offers a one-on-one session space, which offers an added level of privacy and quiet.