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The GW Writing Center offers free in-person and virtual writing consultation appointments six days a week. 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.



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Hours and Scheduling


Operating Hours


Monday, April 28th -  Tuesday, May 7th.

Monday - Thursday: 9a-9p EST

Friday: 9a-3p EST

Sunday: 5p-10p EST

Satellite locations will be closed until next Fall.

NOTE: The WC will be closed 5/8 - 6/28 for Summer Break!


Access to the GW Writing Center

The GW Writing Center will follow all policies as set by GW administration. 

This includes:

  • Must have an active GWorld card to enter Gelman Library for in-person appointments. In order to attend your appointment you will need to have an active GWorld to access Gelman Library.
  • Masking policy as set by GW.



The GW Writing Center offers two separate schedules in WC Online: one for in-person appointments and one for virtual appointments. Both in-person and virtual appointments are subject to GW Writing Center policies.

In order to book an appointment you will need a WC Online account. For instructions on how to create an account, and for information on how and what to prepare, please visit our Before your Appointment page.


  In-Person Appointments Virtual Appointments
Appointment Length: 25 minutes or 50 minutes 50 minutes only (This allows time for technical troubleshooting)
Location Held: In person at the GW Writing Center, Gelman Library Suite 221 Online via Zoom (link here), consultants will ask you to share your screen
Who Can Book:

GW community members with an active GWorld account.

  • In Person appointments are held in Gelman Library and you have to have an active GWorld to enter

GW commuity members and alumni/consortium.

  • Zoom links are sent the night before or morning of an appointment, depending on when a client books in relation to operating hours
How to Book:

Online via WC Online.

  • Book up to two weeks in advance! Select "Next Week" at the top of a schedule to view future dates.

  • Book a 25 -or- 50 min appointment and select "IN-PERSON" for the Appointment Format question on the appointment form.

    • NOTE: For Summer Terms we ONLY offer 50 min appointments.

Online via WC Online.

  • Book up to two weeks in advance! Select "Next Week" at the top of a schedule to view future dates.

  • Book a 50 min appointment and select "VIRTUAL" for the Appointment Format question on the appointment form. 

    • NOTE : If you book your VIRTUAL appointment less than (2) two hours prior to the appointment start time, you will need to call or front desk (202-994-3765) or email [email protected] to ensure you receive your Zoom link in time.  

  Book an In-Person Appointment Book a Virtual Appointment

See our Satellite Locations for more In-Person Appointment opportunities!


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 contact the Front Desk via phone or email 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 Waiting List link at the bottom right 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.

GW Law School Writing Center

The GW Law Writing Center is staffed by upper-level law students or Writing Fellows and serves the current GW Law community ONLY.

The Law Writing Center provides assistance on legal writing assignments and analytical and legal analysis. For more information, please visit the GW Law Writing Center webpage.