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Group Workshops

Group workshops are conducted by the Writing Center director and experienced peer mentors, addressing a variety of writing tasks, issues, and assignments. The workshop schedule changes every quarter. Some workshops are offered more than once per quarter; in such cases, the content is the same each time the workshop is offered, so students should just sign up for a single session.

Faculty, administrators, and student organizations interested in requesting a workshop tailored to their specific needs should contact the Writing Center director: mpicciotto@ucsd.edu

All workshops are limited to a maximum of 30 students. To sign up for a workshop, students must first register with our online scheduling system. If you have not registered before, click on the “Register for a Workshop” box on our webpage, select “Click here to register” on the resulting screen, and follow the instructions. After registering with the system, you can reserve space in a workshop by selecting the current quarter's workshop schedule in the “Choose a Schedule” drop-down menu, found on the login screen or at the top of the weekly calendar page.

On the workshop calendar, find the date and time of the workshop you would like to attend. Make sure that you have selected the correct slot; we offer many different workshops, sometime more than one each day, and it is important that you sign up for the right one. If the workshop is not yet full, hovering the mouse over the appropriate square will provide the message: “There is an existing group appointment in this time slot. Click to join this appointment.” Click to open a pop-up window and input your workshop information. Enter the workshop title in the "Course Code or Workshop Title" field and Workshop in the "Instructor" field; select "Workshop" from the "What concerns do you have" checkboxes. Click “Save Group Appointment” and return to the workshop calendar, where your desired workshop space should now be gold rather than white. To cancel/withdraw from this workshop at any time, click the gold square and select “Cancel This Appointment” in the resulting pop-up window.

Should you have any questions or difficulties regarding workshop registration, please send us an email at writingcenter@ucsd.edu.

Group workshops meet in Mandeville 125.


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