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MAY 08, 2024

Welcome to the OU Writing Center! 

To get started, register for an account by clicking the link to the left of this message. For a comprehensive overview of how to access our services, see This Semester in the Writing Center. (Note: Bookmark it because the page is updated every semester). For information about data privacy and GDRP, review the WC GDPR document.

Summer 2024 Logistics

  • During Summer I and II, the writing center is open Tuesday-Thursday, generally from 10AM-5PM.
  • Most summer appointments are offered online, but on Wednesdays, we offer both F2F and online sessions. 
  • The writing center is closed the week of July 1 in celebration of Independence Day.  It will reopen for Summer II on Tuesday, July 9. 
  • Writers may schedule up to two 55-minute consultations per week. The last five minutes are reserved for the consultant to finish the session report.
  • Writers who miss two appointments without cancelling ("no show") will have their accounts disabled until they consult with the writing center director. If the problem persists, the writer may loose the ability to preschedule appointments.

New to the Center or to Online Consulting?

To help you successfully navigate an online appointment, consult our Help Guide or our Video Guide to WC Appointments.

Contact Us

  • Phone: If you need assistance, you can call us Tuesday-Thursday between 9:00 AM and 5 PM at (248) 370-3120. You may leave a message, but you will get a quicker response if you email.
  • Email: If you cannot reach us by phone, please send us an email at ouwc@oakland.edu, which is checked Monday-Friday.
  • Remote Chat: If you have a quick question that does not require an appointment, such as "How do I cite an email in APA?" or "Do I place one or two spaces after the period?" visit our Virtual Help Desk. If a consultant is unavailable, leave a specific question and someone will respond within 24 hours. 
  • Other Support: If you are looking for resources to support your writing:
    • Visit our YouTube Channel at @OaklandUWC
    • Check out our Writers' Resources page, particularly if you need vetted support for documentation like APA, MLA, and Chicago.