Writing Center

Writing Center

Providing responses and assistance to all Western Michigan University writers from all departments, classes, and campuses, including online classes and regional campuses.


The Writing Center offers in-person appointment and drop-in consultations for writers enrolled in or working from our Kalamazoo campuses. Writers at regional campuses, those taking online classes, or those engaged in internships and study abroad opportunities that prevent reasonable access to the main Kalamazoo campus may also choose our telephone and Skype appointments and our telephone drop-in sessions.

  • Schedule an on-campus appointment.
    • Can’t find an appointment on campus when you want it? Email us at writing-center@wmich.edu or telephone 269.387.4615 to let us know.
  • Drop-in to the Writing Center during our open hours; no appointment is required. We'll work with you immediately, if possible, or within the hour.

    To drop-in long distance, call us at 269.387.4615 during our open hours.
  • Schedule a telephone or Skype appointment if you are enrolled in an online class or take classes at a regional campus.

    When you make a Skype or telephone appointment, list your telephone or Skype name in response to the scheduling form question, “What would you like to work on today? Otherwise we won’t know you wanting a Skype or telephone appointment and won’t know to contact you. Be sure to include your telephone or Skype name so we may contact you. Email any text you want to discuss to writing-center@wmich.edu. Our Skype name is WMUwritingcenter1.

    If you have a text (not required) you want to discuss in a Skype or telephone session, email it to writing-center@wmich.edu. Our Skype name is WMUwritingcenter1.

    Skype appointments should be made at least two hours in advance to allow time to exchange Skype names.

    • Can't find a telephone or Skype appointment when you want it? Email us at writing-center@wmich.edu or telephone 269.387.4615 to let us know.
  • Arrange to have a consultant visit your class or campus organization to talk about the Writing Center.
  • Discuss a workshop you'd like to have a Writing Center representative present in your class, training, or meeting.

When classes are not in session, Writing Center staff will still try to help students who call (269) 387-4615 or email kim.ballard@wmich.edu for appointments.

Hours of Operation

1343 Ellsworth Hall

Appointment and drop-in assistance.

Monday through Wednesday
10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

Thursday
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday
12:00 - 3:00 p.m.


On Sundays, visit us on the 3rd Floor of Waldo Library for drop-in assistance.

 

Writing Center
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5303 USA
269.387.4615 | 269.387.4418 Fax