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Welcome to the Writing Center!

We offer academic support for undergraduates enrolled at UC San Diego who are working on writing assignments for any course. We can also assist with personal writing projects such as application essays and cover letters. Unfortunately, we are unable to serve graduate students at this time.

We can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming to final polishing. One-on-one assistance is provided by trained peer writing mentors: half-hour sessions are available by appointment, and students with quick questions are welcome to visit our Drop-In Zone. The center also sponsors group workshops offering strategies for success with specific writing tasks. All our services are free of charge.


The Writing Center is now closed. We will reopen in Fall 2015.

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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