Writing Center

The Writing Center of the Writing University.

  • Contact us at writing-center@uiowa.edu, or call us at 319-335-0188. Follow us on Facebook and on Twitter.

    The Writing Center assists with all writing projects, including multimedia projects, at any stage of development. Our services are free and available to anyone in the University of Iowa community. Our job is to help you become a better writer, reader and critical thinker. Support our programs by donating here. The Writing Center is also the site of an active research program directed by Professor Carol Severino.


    Registration now open for our weekly meeting (enrollment) program.

    VoicesVoices, an online collection of writing from in and around the Writing Center.


Make An Appointment

30 minute consultations available. Writing in Spanish? Make an appointment at the Spanish Speaking and Writing Center.

Document Review

Upload a document to our system to get written comments and suggestions for revision. Allow at least two business days for a response.

Standing Weekly Meetings

Register for a standing weekly meeting with one of our staff once or twice a week, Monday to Thursday between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm. Spaces limited.

  • The Writing Center is hosted by the Department of Rhetoric and located in 110 EPB. Services are free and available to all students, faculty and staff. We also advise instructors.


Donate to the Writing Center

Demand for our services always exceeds our capacity. Support our programs by using the link above to donate to the Department of Rhetoric Gift Fund. Donations made through this link will be used to support Writing Center services and programs.

Graduate Student Programs

Find out about our dissertation writing summer camp, Write-In and Write ON programs, or how you can train to work as a tutor at the Writing Center

Writing Fellows

Information about our very popular Fellows program. Find out about how to become an undergraduate peer tutor, or get a writing fellow assigned to your class.

  • About Us

    The University of Iowa Writing Center was started by Carrie Stanley in 1934, making it one of the first writing centers in the United States. The Center has a long-standing tradition of one-to-one instruction in rhetorical and communication skills. An understanding of how discourse, whether of writing, speaking, reading, or listening, is both purpose and audience-driven has been a hallmark of the Writing Center and its host department, Rhetoric. Get answers to some frequently asked questions, our mission and programsour staff and our history. Support Writing Center programs by making a donation here. All contributions are very much appreciated