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We're currently closed! Summer appointments start on June 10!

The Southern Illinois University Writing Center is here to support your writing! Our 1-on-1 consultation sessions provide individualized attention to improve your writing abilities and products. In these sessions, our graduate and undergraduate consultants work with all students on all writing.

Any Major Any Assignment Any Stage Any Kind of Writing

We look forward to working with you! Please explore our website to learn more about our services.

The Latest Writing Center News!

  • May 9: Writing Center Summer starts on June 10! Until the summer semester begins, the writing center office and services will be closed. Please email us for any inquiries.
  • January 29: NEW! Graduate Student Sessions! From 10-12 every weekday, the writing center will host consulting sessions specifically for grad students. During special grad-only hours, you can meet with graduate consultants to work for up to 2 hours on your graduate projects! 
  • December 6: Writing Center closed for exam week. Staffing limitations means we are unable to offer consultations during exam week 2023. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we look forward to writing with you again in Spring 2024!
  • October 16: NEW! Graduate student writing hours start on Oct 25. The writing center and the Graduate and Professional Student Council are collaborating on a new service for graduate students. On Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10-12pm, graduate students are invited to come write in a focused, quiet environment at the writing center in Morris Library, with snacks and drinks provided! To learn more, see our graduate student support page and sign up in the Graduate Student Writing Hours schedule.October 12: SIU WC director presents at international writing center conference. Writing Center Director Enrique Paz attended the International Writing Center Association's Annual Conference in Baltimore, MD. His presentation explored opportunities to use new AI image generators to reimagine possibilities for writing center spaces on campus.

Support for Students

In our 1-on-1 consultations, you will collaborate with our consultants as you:

  • Assess the goals of your writing
  • Identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Create a plan for revision
  • Write new text.

In addition to consultations, the writing center offers additional support including:

  • Workshops on Writing Topics
  • Specialized Workshop for Class Assignments
  • Writing Studio Hours
  • Online Drop-in Quick Questions

More info on Writing Support!


Support for Faculty

Click here to request a class visit!

The Writing Center director and graduate assistant directors collaborate with you to support your teaching in many ways, including:

  • Developing strategies for teaching writing in your discipline.
  • Integrating writing into courses.
  • Getting feedback on your writing assignments.
  • Facilitating in-class workshops.
  • Creating extra-curricular workshops.

For more information, click the button below or contact director Enrique Paz (

More info on Faculty Support!