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The Writing Center offers free 50-minute online writing consultation appointments six days a week via Zoom. We welcome undergraduate and graduate students from all schools, at all levels, as well as faculty members seeking feedback on assignments and writing projects. Learn more about the many types of projects and formats you can bring to a Writing Center appointment.


Helpful Links:

Hours of Operation     Maximum Appointment Times

Front Desk WebEx     Cancellations

Waitlist                       Missed Appointments



COVID-19 Update

Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, GW has moved nearly all courses online for the fall 2020 semester. The Writing Center will continue to offer our services virtually, but our physical office on Foggy Bottom will be closed. If you need to reach our office staff please reach out via our Front Desk Webex Chat (during regular business hours) or by email at [email protected]. For the latest COVID-19 information, please visit the CCAS website.



Hours and Scheduling


Virtual Operating Hours

  • Monday–Thursday: 9 a.m.–9 p.m. EST
  • Friday: 9 a.m.–3 p.m. EST
  • Sunday: 5–10 p.m. EST


The Writing Center is closed for winter break until Jan 25th.

Our Spring WC Online schedule will go live by 5pm EST Tuesday, Jan 19th !





Front Desk Webex Chat

Join our Webex chat room for help with making appointments, setting up your virtual appointment room over Zoom and more. The chat room is available during operating hours.

  1. Once you visit the Webex link, you will need to either download the app or join by browser.
  2. Enter your name and email address when prompted.
  3. Give access to the microphone and camera if you wish. Writing Center staff will be using the microphone and camera to chat.
  4. Click “join meeting.” You will be added to a virtual lobby until a staff member is available. Once you have been added to a chat, click on the chat bubble at the bottom of the screen so you are able to see messages from our staff.




If the day when you would like to schedule an appointment on WC Online is completely booked, you can choose to join our waitlist. The waitlist feature on WC Online will notify you of any appointments that get canceled during the time(s) you have selected. Once you are notified of the availability, you can log in to WC Online or call to schedule the appointment. 

Please note that notifications for open appointments will be sent to everyone on the waitlist who requested that time, so reserving the appointment immediately upon receipt of the notification is key.

How to Join the Waitlist in WC Online

  1. Click on the clock icon to the left of the day you would like to be placed on the waitlist.
  2. Select a start and end time for when you would like to be notified of open appointments. Then, press "Join the Waiting List." The greater your availability, the greater your chances are of being able to claim a canceled appointment.