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Writing Center

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Welcome to the OU Writing Center!

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The OU Writing Center is a pedagogical service that supports OU undergraduate and graduate students as well as members of the Norman/OKC community. The primary goal of our services is to help writers learn something they can use in the future.

Our Commitment

The OU Writing Center welcomes all writers and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, nationality, language background, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability.  We consider difference to be a seed for learning, writing, and a just society.

Schedule an appointment now!

Do you already know that you'd like to schedule a consultation to review your writing project? Head to our scheduling platform, WCOnline, to reserve a slot. 

If you'd like more information about our services, when we're available, and how we can help you, please browse our website. You can use the navigation menu at the top or jump to specific areas by using the Quick Links below.

We are always happy to answer questions or address concerns. Contact us for additional assistance.

Upcoming Events

For more detailed information, head to the Events section of the Writing Center's website.

Summer 2024 Appointments

The Writing Center is open Monday through Thursday for summer hours beginning on Monday, June 3 and closing on Thursday, July 25 from 10:00am to 3:00pm in Wagner Hall, Room 280. Remote appointments are also available. We will be closed for appointments from Friday, May 10 until Monday, June 3, 2024.

The summer schedule will be available in May. Head to our scheduling platform, WCOnline, to make an appointment.


WCOnline Scheduling

Camp Jumpstart

When: Monday, August 4 through Wednesday, August 7, 2024

Who: graduate writers beginning the thesis/dissertation

Where: The Writing Center, Wagner Hall, Room 280, Norman Campus

Cost: free to OU students

Camp Jumpstart is a year-long program that begins with this multi-day writing camp for graduate students in the beginning stages of their thesis or dissertation writing process. This camp includes dedicated writing time, opportunities for feedback, and presentations on setting SMART goals, understanding the thesis or dissertation as a genre, managing writing anxiety, effective task management, program management systems, and effective library searches.

The rest of Camp Jumpstart includes coordinated appointments in the fall along with writing retreats for participants each semester. This program aims to provide structured support during the early phases of thesis/dissertation work.

Registration required. Check back over the summer for a registration link.

Write Start

When: Wednesdays & Thursdays, from June 5 - July 25, 2024

Who: all writers

Where: The Writing Center, Wagner Hall, Room 280, Norman Campus

Cost: free to OU students

Are you looking to set aside time each week to work on a writing project? Then join us weekly for Write Start. We'll provide the space and you bring your project to work on independently.

Note: No consultants will be available during Write Start, so if you're looking for feedback, take advantage of an appointment instead.

Registration is not required.

Graduate Writing Group

When: Tuesdays, from June 4 - July 23, 2024

Who: graduate writers

Where: via Zoom -- link to provided upon registration

Cost: free to OU students

Join us for our summer graduate writing group. Topics will be determined at the first meeting.

Registration is required.


Register via OU Engage

Graduate Writing Retreats

When: Friday, June 21, 9:00am to 3:00pm and Friday, July 19, 9:00am to 3:00pm

Who: graduate writers

Where: The Writing Center, Wagner Hall, Room 280, Norman Campus

Cost: free to OU students

Our monthly writing retreats for graduate students are another way you can build writing time in to your schedule. Join us for goal setting and independent writing time.

Registration is requested but not required.


Register via OU Engage

Contact Us

Need help scheduling an appointment? Have a question about a program or camp? Want information about bringing WC programming to your classroom? Whatever the question is, don't hesitate to reach out to the Writing Center's staff.

OU Writing Center

Wagner Hall, Room 280
1005 Asp Ave.
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-2936