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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. 


Current Hours of Operation

Please note: We have reduced hours during the exam period. Notably, we are not open during the evenings, on Sundays or on Friday, April 18.

Appointments are still available and encouraged.


SN 2053  
Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday: Closed


The Commons

Monday through Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm.


Distance Students

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


To Make Appointments

Undergraduate Students can drop by SN2053 or call 864-3168 to make appointments at the main Writing Centre location. To make appointments at the Commons, drop by the Commons' help desk or call 864-6159. 

Note: 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. 

Graduate students can make appointments by visiting SN2053, by calling 864-3168, or by emailing When making appointments, it is necessary to identifiy yourself as a graduate student. Note that our graduate student services are in great demand, and we strongly recommend that graduate students make appointments as well in advance as possible. Due to the finite number of graduate appointments available, we can seldom accommodate last-minute requests.


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