Welcome to the Writing Center!

2021 Writing Consultant staff in front of Lake Ontario Hall

We're here to assist you with any writing project, at any stage of your writing process. The center's well-trained peer consultants can help you brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources.

Any graduate or undergraduate GVSU student can make an appointment or drop-in during any of our open hours. Faculty and staff interested in writing consultations for their own work and our other services can email Patrick Johnson, Writing Center Director (johpatri@gvsu.edu).

The Writing Center is following the GVSU recommended safety protocols in place for COVID-19; staff and students must wear a face covering in all service locations. For any questions and concerns regarding the Writing Center’s COVID-19 procedures, please contact Patrick Johnson, Writing Center Director. For more information regarding GVSU’s COVID-19 policies, please visit the Lakers Together site.

Still have questions? Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Hours and Locations

Allendale Knowledge Market

Steelcase Knowledge Market

Working Online


Lake Ontario Hall Room 120

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.


Knowledge Market: Mary Idema Pew Library, 1st Floor

Monday-Thursday: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 6 p.m. - 11 p.m.


Steelcase Knowledge Market: DeVos Building A

Monday-Thursday: 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Friday: CLOSED

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED


Virtual Drop-Ins and Appointments: Book It

Monday-Thursday: 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

Friday: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: 2 p.m. - 11 p.m.


Email Consultations: Book It

You are welcome to submit a project or assignment to our asynchronous email consultation service through your Book It account. Consultants are then given 72 hours to respond with feedback, and the paper is returned to the student with written feedback based on areas of concern highlighted by the writer or based on areas noticed by the consultant during their 1 hour of review/reading time.  

To add email consultations to your Book It profile, please fill out an Additional Services Request form or contact Patrick Johnson, Writing Center Director (johpatri@gvsu.edu) regarding access to email support in Book It.

Having an Online Consultation

Curious about what online consultations look like? Click the image on the left in order to be taken to our Online Services page where you can read about some frequently asked questions, as well as browse our available online service options. 

Already scheduled your next online consultation but not sure how to prepare? Visit our page to see an outline of what you can expect before, during and after your consultation!

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The Writing Center offers scheduled appointments and drop-in support during all hours of operation - Monday-Thursday 10am-4pm. All services can be accessed in Book It (https://www.gvsu.edu/bookit/)

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Have other questions? Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible!