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Spring 2014 Regular Hours

Monday - Thursday:   9:00 am - 8:00 pm

Friday and Saturday:   9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Sunday:    Closed


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The Writing Center is located in Columbine 316.

From the main entrance, go up one floor.  We're down the hall and to the right.

The Writing Center is staffed by UCCS undergrad and graduate students who have been specially trained and educated to provide effective peer feedback.  Our goal is to make better writers, not just better papers.  We believe strongly in the importance of community and conversation to the writing process.

For general inquiries, email the Writing Center at

To contact the director, email Dr. Marilee Brooks-Gillies at

The Writing Center offers all students (graduate & undergrad):

  • 50-minute one-on-one consultations by appointment.  Get help with:
    • Brainstorming
    • Thesis construction
    • Argument, evidence, & analysis
    • Idea generation
    • Organization & structure
    • Sentence-level concerns
    • APA, MLA, & Chicago citations & formatting
    • Interpreting assignments
    • Not just essays, but also creative writing, lab reports, resumes, scholarship applications, presentation outlines, etc.
  • Online consultating by appointment
  • Support for student writing groups
  • Writing workshops for student groups/organizations (see our Workshops page)
  • Technology-based instruction and outreach
  • Information resources

The Writing Center offers faculty:

  • Consultation and collaboration
  • In-class workshops (see our Workshops page)
  • Peer review facilitation
  • Information resources

As one of five Academic Centers for Excellence, the Writing Center also assists
with student recruitment, orientation and retention efforts and contributes to the
development of new resources to help reach University goals.

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