The University of Mary Washington’s Writing Center seeks to enhance and support high quality education through engaged tutorials, workshops, and community outreach. Supporting undergraduate and graduate students in disciplinary and interdisciplinary studies as well as research, the Writing Center offers one-on-one tutorials by professional and highly-trained tutors. The Writing Center promotes and practices integrity by adhering to and educating about the Honor Code, especially as it pertains to writing. The Writing Center also promotes life-long learning by encouraging students to apply their knowledge and broad-based educational experiences to their own writing, thus developing habits that translate into becoming better writers and academicians during and beyond life at the University of Mary Washington.
Goal One: To provide resources that enhance the writing skills of UMW students.
Goal Two: To provide a space and atmosphere that is conducive to student writing and development.
Stafford Students and Commuter Students
If you are a commuter or a student enrolled at the Stafford Campus, you may schedule online or face-to-face appointments. Face-to-face appointments are available on the schedule as well as online appointments. Please ensure you are choosing the appropriate appointment type and date..
Also, we no longer offer 30 minute online appointments as students usually have difficulty with the technology. An hour appointment allows for any glitches we might encounter.
Further, you will NO LONGER send your essay ahead of time unless you are working face-to-face with Dr. Hale. Then you will email her your paper 24 hours in advance (firstname.lastname@example.org). The Writing Center at the Stafford Campus will only be open during scheduled times and will not be available for walk-ins at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience. Of course, commuter and Stafford Campus-enrolled students always have the option of scheduling appointments at the Fredericksburg Campus Writing Center.