Locations and Hours

Update: Writing Center Services for Students (effective September, 2021)

Our new schedule with online and in-person consultations is live for the Fall 2021. We will be opened in-person in three locations and offer three online modality options. You can email us with any questions at writing@msu.edu.

Please visit our online scheduling site to make an appointment.

Chat

To help with any questions or issues in our online space, we will continue to offer our chat to offer real-time support. Our chat can be access by clicking on the bright green button in the lower left corner of our site that says “How can we help you?”

  • Sunday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In-Person Hours and Locations

Bessey Hall Room 300

  • Monday – Thursday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

The Writing Center in Bessey Hall is located on the north end of the third floor. This is the hub of The Writing Center, where most of our in-person consultations happen.

Library 3rd Floor West

  • Sunday – Thursday, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Writing Center in the Library is located in the center of campus, on the 3rd floor of the Library’s West wing, directly (slightly to the right) across from the elevator. There will be a lot of tables, usually each with a consultant.

Union Room 40

  • Monday – Thursday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Writing Center in the Union is located in Room 40 on the Ground/Garden level of the Union. Find an entrance to the building, head downstairs, and it is located along the western wall, near the computer lab and printer. There is a Writing Center sign on the door.

Online Hours and Modalities

Google Doc & Zoom

  • Sunday, 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Monday – Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Google Doc and Zoom consultations are our two modalities for synchronous online consulting.

For a Google Doc session, your consultant will send you a link to a Google Doc where you will paste your writing. Then, you and your consultant will work together to review your documents, interacting through the chat, comments, and the suggesting feature.

For a Zoom session, your consultant will email you links for a Zoom room and a Google Doc. From there, you and your consultant can use the various features of Zoom and Google Doc in whatever way will best help you with your writing. This could include screen sharing documents, resources, etc.

Asynchronous

  • Sunday – Friday, varying times based on consultant availability

Our asynchronous consulting is our newest service. You will schedule an appointment just like any of ours but fill out a more in-depth in-take form to tell your consultant what you’d like them to work on during the session. The consultant will read your work during the time you scheduled and fill out the asynchronous consulting form to provide feedback, which will then be sent to you.

These appointments are not in real time, meaning you will not be sent a link or interact directly with your consultant during the time you scheduled. If that is what you want, we recommend you look into booking a Google Doc or Zoom session.