Make Your Writing



Spring Hours:

January 22 to May 9

Monday 10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am-5:30pm
Wednesday 9:00am-6:00pm
Thursday 9:30am to 4:30pm
Friday 10:00am-5:00pm
Online tutoring will be offered evenings, Monday-Thursday.
We will be closed during Spring Break.
For Summer, we will open June 4.


105 Grant Hall

Across from Lincoln Hall


We are open for Summer and looking forward to seeing you! Check our website for hours:

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Here's How it Works

We're here to help

The Writing Center helps with assignments, personal statements, resumes — any writing at all. Often it is best to come with no writing at all and talk to a tutor about getting started. If you make an appointment, you can reserve a tutor for 30, 60, or 90 minutes. Best of all, the Writing Center is free!

Let's Get Started

Register on our online scheduler. Pick a time that is convenient. We are in Grant Hall 105 (next to Douglas and Lincoln), open Monday through Friday. When you come, let the desk person know your name. Your tutor will meet you and you will be on track for becoming a better writer.

You are Welcome to Drop in!

You can make an appointment or you can drop in. If there is a line, we'll give you a place where you can comfortably work while you wait. If you need help making appointments, call us during business hours: 312-413-2206. Having trouble? Write the director, Vainis Aleksa. We love feedback! Had a great session? Send us a testimonial and a small image for our website.

How does it help?

All of us benefit from a little feedback, whether we are getting started or adding finishing touches. We help with writer’s block, assignment prompts, brainstorming, organization, making connections with readings, word choice, and sentence revision.

What can I expect when I come?

You and the tutor will begin by choosing priorities. You can expect tutors to treat your questions with care and respect. Tutors provide options, resources, and support for making improvements. Of course, the final responsibility for revising assignments remains with you.

Tips & Tricks

Tips on using our scheduler. You can schedule with the same tutor for additional appointments, get on a waiting list, work online, and more...

How many people use the center?


Individual Sessions


Class Visit Hours

3023+ /yr

Individuals Helped


Years in Operation


Explore the Latest

October 22, 2016

Through the Glass Fall 2016 Issue

UIC Writing Center Magazine. PDF Download: Through the Glass Fall 2016 Writing in the Boring Age by Gregor Baszak. An Open Letter to UIC Undergraduates by Balssam Malhas. Identity Construction & Writing Center Praxis by Laura Senteno. Announcement: International Writing Centers Conference in Chicago in Fall of 2017! From the Director: Learning from Writers by Vainis Aleksa. Faculty Editor: Charitianne Williams.  
August 27, 2016

Shout Out to Incoming Students from Summer

For the second summer in a row I have had the utmost pleasure of working with the students in the Summer Enrichment Writing Workshop (SEWW) here at UIC. Although these incoming first year students understandably saw this workshop as a chore, especially coming off of their senior year of high school, what they brought to the table was astounding.   […]
April 22, 2016

Tutor Corner -Steve Rusky

“In poetry you get a lot of random aesthetically beautiful lines –not all of them are going to work, but some of them could be enough for an idea that sparks an entire poem.” *** Steve Rusky, junior in English, started taking courses in creative writing at a community college his freshmen year and realized he wanted to major in […]
April 13, 2016

Writing and Editing Careers

On February 23rd and 24th, Cheryl Reed, visiting lecturer in English at UIC, hosted a workshop about how to find work in writing and editing careers. The event took place in the Writing Center conference room. Professor Reed has so much experience in the fields of writing and editing, as she is a published author and editor, among other things. […]