Locations

  • Bessey Hall location, with many tables and chairs and objects on top of tables

This page describes our typical Writing Center locations. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are only providing Online Consulting services at this time.

Bessey Hall, Room 300

Address: 434 Farm Ln, East Lansing, MI 48824

Typical Hours: 9am – 5pm Monday through Thursday, 9am – 2pm Friday

50-minute & 1 hour and 50 minute appointments

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 consultations happen. Come here if you’re looking for a longer consultation; this is the only place where you can schedule a 2-hour appointment. Bessey is also where most of our workshops and writing groups are hosted.

Online Consulting

Typical Hours: 5pm – 10pm Sunday, 9am – 10pm Monday through Thursday, 9am – 2pm Friday

Summer 2020 Hours: 10am – 9pm Monday through Thursday, 10am – 2pm Friday

50-minute appointments

The Writing Center @ MSU consults online using Google Docs and Google Drive, a cloud-based platform. Some consultations may also occur via Zoom, a video conferencing program provided to the MSU community. Right before your consultation, you will receive an email, either sharing a Google Doc or a Zoom link with you. For a Google Docs consultation, you will paste your work in the document and consult using features like the chat, comments, and suggestions. Your Zoom consultation will occur as a video conference (with screen-sharing capabilities). Learn more about Online Consulting on the “Services” page.

Brody Hall, Room 159

Address: 241 Brody Srv Rd, East Lansing, MI 48823

Typical Hours: 5pm – 9pm Sunday through Wednesday

25-minute & 50-minute appointments

The Writing Center in Brody Hall is in the Engagement Center in the northeast corner of the building. Walk past the Engagement Center desk and office, then turn right. If you hit the printer, you’ve gone too far. It’s the room with frosted glass windows, a big table with a lot of chairs, and a Writing Center decal by the door.

Holden Hall, Room C124

Address: 234 Wilson Rd, East Lansing, MI 48825

Typical Hours: 5pm – 9pm Sunday through Wednesday

25-minute & 50-minute appointments

The Writing Center in Holden Hall is located in the center of South Neighborhood. This location is convenient to Wilson, Wonders, and Case Halls, as well as Spartan Village, but is open to all students. If you enter Holden Hall from the east wing, closer to the tennis courts, keep walking past Sparty’s and through the engagement center, past the front desk and advisors’ offices. Go through the door with the glass window inside it, you should see a study lounge that has a glass-walled room inside it. We’re located in the glass-walled fishbowl room – come on in!

Hubbard Hall, Room 182B

Address: 964 Hubbard Rd, East Lansing, MI 48825

Typical Hours: 5pm – 9pm Sunday through Wednesday

25-minute & 50-minute appointments

The Writing Center in Hubbard Hall is especially convenient for students in East Neighborhood. We’re located in the “Lightbulb Room” between the South Hubbard lounge and Sparty’s.

Main Library, 3rd Floor West

Address: 366 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824

Typical Hours: 5pm – 10pm Sunday through Thursday

25-minute & 50-minute appointments

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. If you arrive early for your appointment, you can find a comfortable seat to wait or grab something to drink from the Sparty’s Cyber Cafe on the first floor.

McDonel Hall, Room C105

Address: 817 E Shaw Ln, East Lansing, MI 48825

Typical Hours: 5pm – 9pm Sunday through Wednesday

25-minute & 50-minute appointments

The Writing Center in McDonel Hall is located almost in the center of the first floor. This location is convenient to both River Trail and East neighborhoods. Coming from the East entrance closer to Holmes Hall, walk through the lobby/lounge and through the hallway until you reach a small room containing a table, four chairs, and your consultant! There’s a booth around the corner if you arrive early and need somewhere to sit.

MSU Union, Room 40

Address: 49 Abbot Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824

Typical Hours: 11am – 4pm Monday-Wednesday

25-minute & 50-minute appointments

The Writing Center in the Union is located in Room 40 on the Ground/Garden level of the Union. It is located near the computer lab and printers and there is a Writing Center sign on the door.

RCAH/Snyder-Phillips Language and Media Center

Address: 362 Bogue St, East Lansing, MI 48825

Typical Hours: 6pm-9pm Tuesday & Wednesday

25-minute and 50-minute appointments

The Writing Center in RCAH is located in the Sny-Phi basement inside the Language and Media Center. It is on the Snyder side of the building but can be accessed from the Phillips side entrance by walking through the basement and following the signs for the LMC. Once inside the LMC, the Writing Center can be found in the conference room to the right of the main space.

Multimedia Writing Center (Library, 2nd Floor West)

Address: 366 W Circle Dr, East Lansing, MI 48824

Typical Hours: 6pm-9pm Sunday through Wednesday

50-minute appointments

Need help with a digital or multimedia project like a PowerPoint presentation, poster, website, video, or podcast? We can help! Stop by the newest Writing Center location in the Digital Scholarship Lab. This location is located within the MSU Main Library, on the second floor of the West wing. Look for the Digital Scholarship Lab signs! This is not the Hollander MakeCentral space where you can print things; the DSL is just around the corner with lots of glass windows and cool technology.

Interactive Map of All WC Locations

The following embedded map shows the main location and the satellite locations of the Writing Center around campus. You can make an appointment at any location, no matter what neighborhood you live in or if you live off-campus, so choose the one most convenient for you and click the “Schedule an Appointment” button at the top of the page!

Reminder: During the COVID-19 pandemic, services are suspended at all locations except Online.


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