• The Writing and Communication Center

    You have powerful things to say. We’ll help you say them.

    Hamline’s Writing and Communication Center (WCC) offers free one-on-one tutoring in writing, public speaking, and other forms of communication. We serve students, staff, and faculty from all departments, of all skill levels, and at any point in their projects. Through discussion-based consultations with our student tutors, our clients learn how to express their ideas more effectively and are empowered to achieve their academic, professional, and personal goals through communication.

    To use the Writing and Communication Center, please make an appointment. You can meet with us virtually or on the lower level of Bush Memorial Library to discuss whatever you’re working on: paper, presentation, poster, or anything else. You may schedule three appointments a week.

    Make an Appointment


    First-Time Visitor?

    To make an appointment using our online program, you will need to create a login profile with basic information. If you have any trouble making an appointment, email writingcenter@hamline.edu or call 651-523-2026.

    Things to Know Before Your Visit

    We have found that students benefit best from our help if they visit the Writing and Communication Center at least several days before their project is due. Bringing in a project that is due the next day rarely leaves enough time for us to help you create your best work, so we advise that you keep deadlines in mind when scheduling an appointment.

    When you visit the Writing and Communication Center for an appointment, please bring

    • Any rubrics or instructions regarding your project
    • Your latest draft
    • Any related work or sources you think will be useful

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    For Undergraduate Students

    Undergraduate students at Hamline can work with undergraduate or graduate peer consultants throughout their four years, from FYSEM to capstone, to improve their writing and communication skills.

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    For Graduate Students

    Graduate and certificate students from all Hamline programs can use Writing and Communication Center resources, including online writing appointments, completely free of charge.

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    For Faculty

    The Writing and Communication Center provides class visits, workshops, support, and online and print resources for all Hamline faculty.