The Writing Center tutors and staff are here to work with you. We understand how important your work is, so we seek to be fair and accessible to all users of the Center.

The following policies ensure that tutors will be equally available to you and others as traffic at the center grows:

Missed Appointments

If you miss (fail to show up for) a total of 3 appointments during the semester, you will lose the ability to sign up for advance appointments for the rest of the semester. You may use the wait list to seek an appointment, but other students will have priority.

Timely Cancellations

Please promptly cancel appointments you must miss.

If you are going to be more than 5 minutes late, please call us. If you are 10 minutes or more late, we assume you are a “no show” and seek to fill your appointment with someone from our wait list. Students with 3 occurrences of being over 10 minutes late will lose their ability to book appointments in advance.

Wait List

A wait list is kept electronically. You must register with the on-line scheduling system to be put on the wait list.

Sign up Early

Because the number of students we see has increased dramatically, we strongly recommend you schedule an appointment well in advance of your paper/assignment’s due date.

Life Sometimes Makes a Mess of Calendars, Appointments, and Intentions

We strive to be fair to you and others who use the Center. If you feel we have made a mistake, or you must miss an appointment due to special circumstances, please contact us.