Writing Center

Receive help on all areas of your writing from developing ideas to revising and polishing your pieces. We provide assistance with:

  • Essays
  • Reports
  • Homework that involves writing
  • M.A. Theses and dissertations
  • Short stories
  • Poems
  • Résumés
  • Business letters
  • Grants and proposals


Aug. 28 - Sep. 8
Monday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Sep. 11 - Dec. 5
Monday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday 5-9 p.m.

Hours are subject to change. We are closed on holidays and university breaks.

Other Assistance

Online Writing Assistance

The Online Writing Center is available to students taking distance courses through USD and those who are unable to attend an on-campus session.

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Professors, Instructors and Teaching Assistants

We can come to your classroom to do a brief presentation (5-10 minutes) about the Writing Center.

Classroom Presentation Request Form (myUSD login required)

Multilingual/ESL Conversation

Enjoy a cup of tea or coffee while working with an experienced consultant on your speaking skills in English and learning about life in the United States.

Schedule Appointment (myUSD login required)


Our free, weekly workshops cover a variety of writing-related topics. Attend in person or online.

Training Videos

We have several videos available to teach you how to set up or format papers in various styles such as Chicago, MLA and APA.

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Become a Writing Consultant

If you are a good writer and enjoy helping other students with their writing, consider becoming a writing consultant.

Consultant Application (myUSD login required)