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 to brainstorm ideas, organize content, integrate research, polish a draft, and correctly document sources.

Any graduate or undergraduate GVSU student can make an appointment or take advantage of our drop-in hours simply by coming into the center with a draft of your writing. Faculty and staff interested in writing consultations for their own work and our other services can call 616-331-2922.

Still have questions? Feel free to call, stop by, or email us!

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Hours and Locations




Winter Hours (January 16 - April 21)

The writing center provides drop-ins and appointments for 30 minutes. Graduate students and non-native English speakers can request 50-minute appointments.

We offer multiple locations (Allendale, downtown, online) for your convenience, but students are limited to one consultation per day. We encourage you to come early in your writing process. 

Exam week hours (April 23-28) are available and will be posted in late March. 



Monday - Thursday : 9am-6pm

Friday : 9am-3pm

Sunday : 2pm-6pm


Sunday - Thursday : 6pm-11pm



Monday - Thursday : 11am-6pm

CHS, 100

Monday & Thursday: 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.



Monday - Wednesday : 8pm-12am

EMAIL (Special Permission Needed)

This service is only available to graduate students, online students, and those taking classes in Muskegon, Traverse City, or Holland. To submit, use this Web Form. Please allow 72 hours from time of submission for feedback. 



March 29, 2018 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM

Join the GV Writing Center for our annual Night Against Procrastination (NAP). This event is for ALL writers -- we want to create a space for productivity, community, and fun.  When...

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No Appointment Necessary!

September 11, 2017

At our physical locations in Lake Ontario Hall, the Mary Idema Pew Library Knowledge Market and the Steelcase Knowledge Market, all our hours have consultants available for both drop-ins and appointments. Every hour we have consultants available to assist

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Apply to become a Writing Consultant

The Fred Meijer Center for Writing and Michigan Authors is currently accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year. Working as a consultant can be transformative experience where you have the opportunity to develop professional and academic skills that can serve you in any profession. Our program hires from all majors and across all disciplines and we aim to have our staff reflect the student population we assist. In addition to being one of the highest paid student work positions on campus, you will become part of a thriving community of consultants and have numerous opportunities for personal and professional development. Additional details on our application process can be found HERE. The due date for applications is Friday March 16th

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Night Against Procrastination!

8 p.m. Thursday March 16 through 8 a.m. Friday March 17 2017
Lake Ontario Hall--entire building, but check in at the writing center (LOH 120)

Running overnight from 8 p.m. March 16 to 8 a.m. March 17, this event is an opportunity to work on projects and assignments ahead of end-of-semester deadlines. Work alongside other like-minded folks and get feedback on your drafts from writing consultants. Food, games, events (ie desk yoga), and a comfortable, conducive-to-work environment will be provided. To prevent procrastination, there will be wake-up-your-brain activities to keep you moving in a creative, productive direction throughout the evening.

You don't need to reserve a spot, just show up. If you have questions, call 331-2922 or click here. We hope to see you there!


Community Reading Project

Have you heard about the new Community Reading Project book, All The Single Ladies

Check out our information and resources under WRITING RESOURCES -- or click here for the direct link


Language Diversity Initiative

We recognize that one's home-language is a foundational component to one's sense of self. The ways we speak, write, listen, or sign are expressions of who we are, have been, or hope to be. Our mission is to validate all identities and provide every person with respect for their dignity and understanding through empathy; therefore, we are passionate about creating and maintaining a space for all students to feel comfortable and encouraged to exercise their natural identities free from judgement, criticism, or rejection. 

Whether you're coming to the Writing Center or the Knowledge Market for help with writing, researching, or speaking, we believe you have the right to your own voice.

Learn more about our Linguistic Diversity Initiative 


New Resource: The Communication Triangle Post Card

When writing for your class...

In collaboration with Writing Across the Curriculum, the Writing Center has drafted a helpful resource regarding "the Communication Triangle" (often referred to as "the Rhetorical Triangle"). By using this post-card, writers can have a helpful guided experience with the following:

  • Writing for a reader
  • Writing within a context
  • Writing with a purpose
  • Reading any genre
  • Reading new information
  • Picking topics

Communication Triangle 1

For more information about ways in which writers exist in a communication context, consider viewing our helpful handouts; there, you can find information about audience expectations, language and jargon, genre facts, and much more!

Communication Triangle 2

Writing in Your Major: Genre Guides

Did you know that we have guides to help you write in your discipline?

Whether it's nursing, biology, engineering, or mathematics, the Writing Center has worked with faculty to provide you with helpful handouts about the expectations of each field. Check them out here


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