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.

To Make Appointments 

Graduate Students:

The Writing Centre (SN2053) will be open for graduate appointments starting May 23, 2018. To book a graduate appointment, please email Diane Ennis -

Undergraduate Students:

The Writing Centre (SN2053) will be open for undergraduate appointments starting May 23, 2018. To book an appointment, drop by SN2053 or call 864-3168.

Undergraduate tutors are also available at The Commons in the QEII Library from 9-12 (after May 28, tutors will be at The Commons from 9-5). To make an appointment there, drop by The Commons or call 864-6159.

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

Hours for drop-in sessions are 12:00-5:00 weekdays (NOTE: this schedule will change after May 25)

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