The Writing Centre

Virginia Ryan with student

The Writing Centre is a free facility for all Memorial University students, undergraduate or graduate, who want help with their writing. Staffed by a director and by university students trained as writing tutors, the Writing Centre's mandate is to help university students become better writers and critical thinkers.

The Writing Centre works on an appointment basis in order to reduce wait times and guarantee that tutors are available to work with you. Appointments can last up to 45 minutes. We ask students to please print off a copy of the paper prior to the session.

Note: If you bring a group paper to the Writing Centre, we will only be able to help you with the portions of the paper that you have written. If the other authors want to work on their sections, they must make their own appointments at the Writing Centre.

To Make Appointments 

Graduate Students:

To book an appointment, please email Diane Ennis:

Undergraduate Students:

To book an appointment at the main Writing Centre office, drop by SN2053 or call 864-3168.

An undergraduate tutor is also available at The Commons in the QEII Library from 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday-Friday. To make an appointment there, drop by The Commons or call 864-6159.

Drop-in Sessions

Drop-in sessions are also available for undergraduate students at the main Writing Centre office (SN2053), but we cannot guarantee that a tutor will be available unless you make an appointment.

Hours for drop-in sessions:

Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri:

9 a.m. - 12 noon

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.


9 a.m. - 11 a.m.

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Online Sessions

We have an online system available for distance students living outside the greater St. John's area.

Tutors no longer conduct sessions on laptops. Please bring a hard copy of your work to your session. Exemptions to this policy are granted by the Director where special circumstances exist. 

For simple questions concerning our hours, policies, etc., please email


Writing Centre

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000