The Writing Centre

Virginia Ryan with student

Note: The Writing Centre will close for the summer break on August 10. We will reopen on September 5.

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, 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. 

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). However, 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

Note: The online system will be taken down for the summer break on August 8. It will resume service on September 5.

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