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Mission Statement

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.


Fredericksburg Campus (540) 654-1036

Stafford Campus (Email or call 540.654.1036 to schedule an appointment)



Online Scheduling

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  • Writing Center Services

    • Class Presentation
      A representative will come to the classroom or have the class meet in the Writing Center (instructor's choice) and give a presentation of the instructor's choice. These can be an overview of Writing Center services, citation style, paraphrasing, punctuation, or anything tailored for a specific course.
    • One Hour Tutoring Appointment
      Students will bring in a printed copy of their assignment sheet (if they have one) as well as a printed copy of what they have completed of their assignment. We also assist with brainstorming, so if you do not have anything written, that is fine. Students will meet with a consultant for up to an hour, but students do not have to use the entire time if it is not needed.



1301 College Avenue, ITCC Building, Room 430, Fredericksburg, VA, 22401, US


Sun7:00 PM-9:00 PM
Mon10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Tue10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Wed10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Thu10:00 AM-9:00 PM
Fri10:00 AM-3:00 PM