The Writing Centre

Virginia Ryan with student

Grad students: check out our **NEW** Evening Thesis Writing Group coming in the winter 2019 semester!

The Writing Centre will close on December 14, 2018 and reopen on January 7, 2019.

The Writing Centre is a free facility for all Memorial University students, undergraduate or graduate, who want help with their writing. It is located on the second floor of the Science Building, in room SN2053. Staffed by a director, a secretary, 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 provides one-on-one tutorials, and sessions last for about 45 minutes. Our tutors can help students at every stage of the writing process. We ask students to please print off a copy of the paper prior to the session. 


We are open for reduced hours during exams

Hours for the week of Dec. 3-7: 
MONDAY: 9-5 

Hours for the week of Dec. 10-14:
FRIDAY: 9-11

To Make Appointments 

Graduate Students:

**Graduate appointment are fully booked for the remainder of the fall semester. Please check back after we reopen for the winter semester on January 7.**

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.

Note: Please arrive on time for your appointment. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late, your appointment will be cancelled and the tutor will work with a drop-in student waiting for help.

Drop-in Sessions

Drop-in sessions are available for undergraduate students at the main Writing Centre office (SN2053). However, please be aware that we cannot guarantee that a tutor will be available unless you make an appointment. Our tutors get booked up quickly and are not always available for drop-in sessions. The best way to see a tutor when you need one is to make an appointment.

Online Sessions

Note: The online system will be taken down at 9 a.m. on Monday, December 10 for the Christmas break.

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