Writing Center

The University of San Diego’s Writing Center is an inclusive community serving undergraduate and graduate students from all disciplines.

In one-on-one consultations, our experienced consultants provide critical reflection and constructive feedback during the multiple stages of the writing process, from planning to composing to revision.  In this process, it is our goal to help students develop strategies for improving their writing, for gaining confidence in their writing, and for developing educational independence.


Attention USD Campus community,

This is the time of the year when the Writing Center normally seeks nominations for Writing Consultants for the spring semester. However, this year all of the Consultants we trained in the fall will be staying with us through the spring, which will keep the writing center at full capacity for Spring 2019. Still, we are asking for any student that a faculty member would like to nominate now, and who would be given the opportunity to apply in the spring for Fall 2019. Please let us know if you have students who are strong writers with good intrapersonal skills, and send the students’ names and email addresses to deborah1@sandiego.edu by Friday, Dec. 14. Consultants receive one unit of upper-division English credit per semester and weekly training in working with student writers across all disciplines. 

As always, thank you for your support of the Writing Center.

Deborah Sundmacher
Director, Writing Center

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The Writing Center tutoring services are free and by appointment, with drop-ins accommodated if appointment slots are open. Tutoring sessions usually last 45 minutes to one hour. At this time we are unable to provide tutoring to online students. Note: The Writing Center is not open during finals, Intersession or Summer Session.

Location: Founders Hall, Room 190B
Hours: Mon-Wed: 9 a.m. – 7 p.m., Thu: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. – 7 p.m., Fri: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Contact: Schedule an appointment online. You can also call our direct line at (619) 260-4581, or stop by to speak to a staff member in person.