Writing Center

The Writing Center of the Writing University.

  • All appointments and weekly meetings have transitioned to online video conferences. To  make an appointment or start an online session, scroll down and click on the "Make an Appointment" button. Click here for video chat help, email 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.

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


Make An Appointment

Video conference appointments available Monday-Friday. Click on the button above to log into the schedule. Make up to four appointments a week up to one week in advance. Writing in Spanish? Select the 2020 Spring Spanish Center schedule.

Online feedback

Upload your writing to our online system to receive written comments and suggestions. Allow two business days for a response.

Weekly Meetings

To request a recurrent weekly meeting, sign up here. If you already have a weekly meeting scheduled, log into the schedule here and select 2020 Spring Enrollment Schedule on the log-in screen or from the drop down menu at the top of the main schedule. All meetings are online video conferences

  • 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