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    Writing Support

    Assisting students, staff, and faculty with their writing at any stage in the writing process, including brainstorming, outlining, drafting, composing, revising, citing, and more.

  • 95% of students surveyed found their writing improved

  • 7201+ consultations during the 2018-2019 school year

  • 132+ Writing center orientation classroom visits in 2019

  • 22+ special request workshops in 2019

Serving since 1976

The Western Michigan University Writing Center is dedicated to creating and fostering a campus culture that values writing as an essential process by which individuals develop scholarly knowledge, critical thinking ability, communication skills and practical wisdom. The Writing Center helps writers at all levels and of all abilities determine strategies for effective communication and make academically responsible choices at any stage in the writing process and in any genre. Our hope is to empower each writer with the skills to better understand their own work and to more deeply engage with other writers' works.

Meet Claire Robbins, Interim Director

Portrait of Claire RobbinsClaire Robbins has been named the interim director of the WMU Writing Center and holds an MFA in Creative Writing with an emphasis in Fiction from Western Michigan University. Claire has taught college writing classes as an adjunct instructor at Kalamazoo Valley Community College, WMU, and Glen Oaks Community College. They also serve on the board of a youth arts collective. Claire has published short fiction, essays, and poetry in several literary journals, including Nimrod, American Short Fiction, Passages North, River River, and Harpur Palate. They are excited to work with student employees and student writers.


Monday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. (Drop-in hours at Waldo Library, first floor)


All in-person weekday appointments are at 1343 Ellsworth Hall.

Sunday drop-in hours are in Waldo library, first floor (fall and spring semesters only).