The Writing Center

Supporting the broad community of Bucknell writers: students, faculty and staff.

Exterior of Carnegie Building

We offer individualized support to help improve your writing — not by telling you what to say but through feedback and conversation to help clarify ideas.

We encourage writing as a process of creating and communicating knowledge and seek to generate active learning, primarily by facilitating talk among thoughtful and supportive fellow writers.

For inquiries about the Writing Center or to schedule a consulting session, call 570-577-3141 during regular business hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–noon and 1–4:30 p.m.

You may also book online with a peer writing consultant. If you are more than 10 minutes late and have not contacted your writing consultant, we may cancel your appointment so that we may serve another writer.

Spring 2024 peer consulting hours

Carnegie Building, Room 110 (Peer Writing Consultant office)

  • Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–noon and 1–4 p.m.
  • Monday–Thursday, 7–10 p.m.
  • Sunday, 2–5 p.m. and 7–10 p.m.

Bertrand Library, Room 122C (in the back corner of the 24-hour study space)

  • Sunday–Thursday, 7–10 p.m.

We also that you come prepared for your session with two paper copies of your draft (if you have one) or a laptop so you can work with your consultant via Google docs.

COVID-19 Precautions

COVID-19 continues to affect our lives, and people have differential risks for potential illness. Please feel free to request that the person(s) you are working with wear masks, and please respect such requests from others in the Writing Center. If you have any potential COVID-19 symptoms (sore throat, congestion, fever, headache, muscle or body aches, etc.), please do not come to the Writing Center in person. Instead, please inform your consultant that you would like to meet via Zoom by updating your appointment request in WCOnline. Alternatively, you may call 570-577-3141 during daytime, weekday hours to request a change in modality for your scheduled consultation.

    Information for Students

    The Writing Center offers individualized, personal help for students crafting papers and other written assignments.

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    Information for Faculty

    The Writing Center supports Bucknell faculty in a variety of ways — both as instructors and as writers.

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    Information for Staff

    The Writing Center is for everyone — including any Bucknell staff member who wishes to stop by for writing guidance and advice.

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