Writing Center

The Writing Center of the Writing University.

  • 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.

    Not student, staff or faculty? Visit our community satellite at the Iowa City Public Library.
    Every Tuesday from 5 - 7 pm starting August 22.

    Researchers at the Writing Center are currently inviting undergraduate international students in their third or more year to participate in a study of second language writing development. See here for more information.

    VoicesSee here for the Spring 2017 issue of Voices, a collection of writing done in and around the Writing Center. Beginning Sept 8, our creative writing group meets every Friday from 2-4 pm in 110 EPB. Walk in, no registration required


Make An Appointment

Fall 2017 appointments begin on August 21st.

Appointments can be scheduled up to one week in advance. Click on the button above to log into the schedule.

Online feedback

We will reopen for submissions on August 20.

Upload your work to our online system and get feedback by email. Allow at least two business days for a response.

Weekly Meetings

Registration for fall is now open. 

Meetings will be held M-Th between 9:30 am and 3:30 pm in 110 EPB.

  • 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. Every semester we have to turn away disappointed students who can't find an available appointment. Support the Writing Center and our programs by donating here.

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, and find out more about our staff and our history. Support Writing Center programs by making a donation here. All contributions are very much appreciated