Welcome to the Writing Center!

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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 ([email protected]).

If you would like to work with a writing consultant who is familiar with writing in your discipline or with your preferred citation style, please visit our consultant bio page

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

Hours and Locations

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Allendale Campus

Lake Ontario Hall, Room 120

Sunday: 2:00pm - 6:00pm

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 6:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday: CLOSED


Mary Idema Pew Knowledge Market

Sunday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday - Saturday: CLOSED

Pew Campus

Steelcase Knowledge Market

Monday: 12:00am - 6:00pm

Tuesday: 12:00am - 6:00pm

Wednesday: 12:00am - 6:00pm

Thursday - Sunday: CLOSED


Graduate Writing Hours - Steelcase Knowledge Market

Thursday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm


Virtual Drop-Ins and Appointments: Book It

Sunday: 2:00pm - 11:00pm

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 11:00pm

Friday: 9:00am - 3:00pm

Saturday: CLOSED

Email Consultations

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 ([email protected]) 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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Have other questions? Contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

Page last modified November 27, 2023