Writing Center

The Writing Center

Summer Hours

After May 15th, Writing Center staff are available by advance arrangement only. Read more about what we offer during the summer months.

Academic Year Hours

Sunday: noon-6pm
Monday: 9am-5pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 9am-8pm
Friday: 9am-5pm
Saturday: closed

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Amherst College is a community of writers. Though conversations about our writing happen spontaneously all over campus, the Writing Center at Amherst College is designed to facilitate such conversations.  Whether you are a student working on a paper for a class, a novelist giving a public reading of your most recent work, a professor seeking to design an effective writing assignment, we are eager to talk to you.

For Students

We offer a wide variety of services for students:

  • Individual Appointments: One-on-one conversations about a specific writing project, including class assignments, honors theses, creative writing, and job/school applications; sustained instruction on different aspects of the writing process; ESL instruction; and writing counseling to address mental obstacles to effective writing.
  • Writing Workshops: Group discussions of different aspects of the writing process
  • Thesis Support: Guidance, support, and feedback throughout the research and writing process

For Faculty

And we also offer services for faculty


Contact us

We're located at 101 Charles Pratt Hall.

Phone: (413) 542-2139
Email: writing@amherst.edu
Campus Mail: AC Box #2262