Writing Center



Message from the Director

Writing is an essential skill to develop throughout your life. At some point, every class you attend and job you are employed at will require you to communicate your ideas through writing. Our goal at the Excel Writing Center is to help you become a stronger writer through practice, revision, and critical thinking. We are NOT a drop-off or editing service, but we would be more than happy to work with you to strengthen your writing skills.

The Writing Center helps students from all classes and majors across the University. Click "Make an Appointment" below on this page to view a list of available peer consultants and appointment times. We do accept walk-ins, but you are not guaranteed an appointment with a consultant unless you have signed up online. Additionally, we stop accepting walk-ins 30 minutes before we close for the day, so plan ahead!

The Writing Center is also a great place to study. We have plenty of computers and a printer. We also have a sunroom with a nice view, and GOOD coffee.

My office is located in the Writing Center, and I’m always happy to chat. We can talk about writing, reading, classes, even career goals. Maybe you’d be interested in working at the Writing Center as a peer consultant. The Writing Center is located in Columbine Hall 316, and my office is in the back of the center. Come over and let’s chat.

Matthew Balk, Ph.D.

Online Schedule

Make an Appointment

We now offer 2 appointment time lengths in order to better serve the needs of all students.

25 min:
1-2 pages
Citation Help
Sentence-Level feedback

50 min:
3+ pages
Analyzing your Writing Assignment
Organization & Structure Feedback

Fall 2017 Hours















WC News

Scary Story Contest
Scary Story Contest
The Writing Center presents FRIGHT WRITE!, a scary story contest. All UCCS students are welcome to submit stories to wrtgcntr@uccs.edu by October 27. The winners will be announced October 30 at our Fright Write Party.
Punch Card Program
Punch Card Program
The UCCS Writing Center will continue to offer our punch card program during the Fall 2017 semester. You can receive a "punch" every time you make an appointment, attend one of our advertised events, or if you use the Writing Center as a study space. For every 5 punches, you will receive a FULL SIZE candy bar! After six punches, your name will be entered into a drawing for a prize at the end of the semester. Stop by our front desk to pick up a card!