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THE WRITING CENTER

Find us in Morris Library on the second floor in Room 236

The SIU Writing Center includes the center at Morris and the Online Writing Lab (OWL).  The Writing Center provides free writing assistance that helps all faculty, staff, and students, including undergraduate and graduate from any department, develop their writing skills and become more aware and confident writers.

The Morris location as well as the OWL are open starting the third week of the Fall and Spring semesters, and the Morris location opens the first week of the Summer semester. The center is closed finals week and in-between semesters. 

Whether in-person or online, tutors will work with students at any stage of the writing process and discuss with them how to focus the meeting on the students' individual writing concerns. If students would like to keep their instructors or advisors informed of their visits, they may request that a conference summary be sent.

 

Writing Center Hours

The Writing Center is now open from January 28th - May 3rd
(We will be closed* for spring break on March 9th - 17th)

Writing Center Spring Hours

Face-to-Face Tutoring:
Monday: 9am - 6pm
Tuesday: 9am - 5pm
Wednesday: 9am - 4pm
Thursday: 9am - 5pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm

Online (OWL) Tutoring:
Monday: 11am - 12pm, 1pm - 3pm, 6pm - 7pm
Tuesday: 10am - 11am, 1pm - 3pm
Wednesday: 11am - 3pm
Thursday: 12pm - 2pm
Friday: 12pm - 1 pm, 5pm - 7pm

Weekly Write-in:
When: Wednesdays 4pm - 6pm
Where: Library 261 (computer classroom)
What: Work on your writing while tutors are present to answer specific questions.
No appointment necessary!

*The Writing Center will be closed the last Friday of every month from 12pm - 1 pm for staff meetings.
*Email write@siu.edu during online appointments if there are issues signing in!
*Remember that you must sign in to attend your online appointment.

*See "How to schedule an appointment" box for details.