Writing Center

The Writing Center of the Writing University.



Make An Appointment

Appointments available most days up to 8 pm. Reserve up to one week in advance

Document Review

Submit a draft to our online system and receive written feedback and revision suggestions. Allow two business days for a response.

Standing Weekly Meetings

Meet with one of our staff once or twice a week for the whole semester. Undergraduate students are prioritized for this program

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


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