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Writing and Speaking Center


Spring 2022 COVID Update

The Writing, Speaking, and Argument Program is working remotely. To reach program staff, please call (585) 273-3584 or email

When the college returns to in-person instruction, the main office will return to in-person services.

Writing and Speaking Center

The Writing and Speaking Center provides tutoring services to undergraduate students, graduate students, and faculty.

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Graduate Writing Support

We assist graduate students from across all disciplines through workshops, writing groups, and boot camps.

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Writing Studies Minor

The Writing Studies Minor offers an extended study of writing, speaking, and argument for students from all disciplines.

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Writing Groups

Writing groups, which provide distraction-free time and space for writing, will become available within the first month of classes. If you have a question about writing groups, please contact the Writing Group Coordinator, Liz Tinelli (


Online-only appointments will be available with graduate writing tutors, the Writing Consultants, through January 2022. Asynchronous, virtual feedback from undergraduate writing tutors, Writing Fellows, will be available starting January 23 via Write On.

Make an appointment or view all Writing and Speaking Center services' opening dates. If you have any questions or concerns, please email

2021Undergraduate Writing Contest

The WSAP has announced the winners of the 2021 Undergraduate Writing Contest! Visit the Writing Contest page to learn more.

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We have tutoring hours almost every day! See our current hours by selecting Hours and Locations under the Tutoring tab on the main menu.

You can join our team. Apply for available positions, including tutors, teachers, and staff.

Arts, Sciences, and Engineering Food Pantry

The Food Pantry is a University of Rochester initiative dedicated to tackling the rising issue of student food insecurity on campus. Their mission is to meet the necessary food and personal care needs of our Arts, Science & Engineering undergraduate and graduate students so that they can focus on their college experience. To learn more about the Food Pantry, how it works, or how to donate items, please visit the link below.

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