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Graduate School Writing Center

The GSWC offers support for graduate students at every stage of their development as academic and professional writers.

The Graduate School Writing Center has moved all face-to-face consultations to synchronous, online appointments.  Details about how to access the online appointment will be sent with your confirmation email once you have made an appointment. Drop-in hours will continue on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12-3pm EDT on zoom. 

Wednesdays, 12-3pm EDT Drop-in hours with Linda Macri   

Thursdays, 12-3pm EDT Drop-in hours with Victoria Scrimer

Need some motivation to write during these unsettling times? Join our Friday Morning Write-Together time, Fridays from 9-11am EDT:  

Or join our  

15 Day Writing Challenge!  April 20-May 8

Need to get your writing back on track? Join your graduate and postdoctoral colleagues and rise to the challenge of daily writing for 15 days! We'll encourage you to do a daily check in and a little writing -- just 30 minutes! -- with the support of your Maryland community.

Begins on April 20 -- sign up  here by April 17 to get access to the ELMS site where you’ll log your writing.  Questions? Contact Linda Macri (

We recognize these are challenging times for graduate students at Maryland; please know that the Graduate School Writing Center will continue to support your writing and communication work.  If you have suggestions or requests for resources, please contact us at 

Welcome to the Graduate School Writing Center!

At the Center, we enact the Graduate School mission, “Advancing graduate education. Enhancing the graduate student experience,” by providing opportunities for conversations about writing across the graduate community. We offer support for graduate students at every stage of their development as academic and professional writers who can, in turn, fulfill the university’s mission of sharing research, educational, cultural, and technological strengths with the broader community. You can read more about our learning outcomes here

We offer the following services:

And the following resources:

Contact Information

Graduate School Writing Center

5100B McKeldin Library
College Park, MD 20742

Fall Drop-In Hours: Wednesdays and Thursdays, 12:00-3:00pm

Upcoming Events: