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Schedule an Appointment

Scheduling an Appointment at the Writing Commons

The Writing Commons is located on the first floor of The Wallace Center. 

Hours of operation for Spring 2017:

  • Monday & Thursday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Wednesday 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
  • Friday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
  • Sunday 12 p.m. - 3 p.m.

In order to see the weekly schedule and book appointments, please visit If you are a first time user, you must register in order to start scheduling appointments.

If an appointment is available, the block will be white. Walk-in hours are marked by grey blocks. Dark blue blocks indicate already booked appointments.

Appointment Policies

Appointments per week: Appointments are offered in 60-minute blocks. To accommodate demand, students are allowed up to 60 minutes, or a 1-hour appointment per day, and 120 minutes, or two 1-hour appointments per week. This includes scheduled or walk-in appointments. To make the most of your experience, reserve appointments several days in advance as the schedules fills with appointments quickly.

Wait Lists: If the online schedule is full, put yourself on the waiting list by clicking on the clock icon next to the day you wish to make an appointment. If there is a cancellation, you will be notified via email.

Walk-in Policy: Students are welcome to visit the Commons during open hours to schedule an appointment or meet with an available consultant. If a consultant is not working with a student with a scheduled appointment, walk-ins will be on a first come, first served basis. We offer set walk-in hours at various points throughout the week. Check our schedule for updates.

Late policy: When you make an appointment, that block of time is yours. Out of courtesy for our consultants and other students, please arrive on time. If you are more than 10 minutes late to your appointment, that meeting time will be reassigned to a student on the waiting list or waiting for a walk-in session.

Cancellations: We ask that you respect the high demand for appointments and cancel any reserved appointments you’re not able to attend 24 hours in advance. To cancel your appointment online, log in to WCOnline, select your appointment, and click “Cancel This Appointment.” Students who miss two appointments in a semester without advance notice will no longer be able to make an appointment online for the rest of that term. Two “missed” appointments on an account within a semester will prompt our online scheduling system to disable your account. Students blocked from the online scheduling system are still welcome to come to the Commons on a walk-in basis only.