Welcome to the Writing Center!

We provide support for undergraduates and graduate students working on course papers and independent writing projects. We can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final polishing.

We offer:

  • One-on-one appointments for undergraduates with peer writing mentors
  • Individual sessions for graduate students with graduate writing consultants
  • Group workshops addressing a variety of writing projects, genres, and issues
  • Drop-In Zone for quick questions, targeted assistance, and a comfortable writing space


The Writing Center will be closed from Wednesday, November 25 to Sunday, November 29 for the Thanksgiving holiday.  

Undergraduate Appointments Undergraduate Workshops Graduate Student Appointments Graduate Workshops

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Contact Us

The Writing Center

UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Dr., # 0301
La Jolla, CA 92093-0301

Writing Center Office:
127 Mandeville

Campus mail code: 0301
Telephone: 858-534-4911

Writing Center Director:
Madeleine Picciotto

Office: 124 Mandeville
Campus mail code: 0301
Telephone: 858-534-1384


Appointments 9:30 am-5:30 pm
Drop-in Zone 3:00 pm-5:00 pm
Appointments 9:30 am-4:00 pm
Appointments 5:00 pm-8:00 pm