The Writing Center will open for the spring semester on Feb. 1. We will begin the semester exclusively online, with both individual consultations and group workshops being offered via Zoom. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 12 to 6 p.m.

Please see our Appointments page for safety guidelines and information about making an appointment.

If you need further assistance, please call the Writing Center phone line, (804) 828-4851, between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

 

Appointments

Spring 2021

All appointments for spring 2021 are online only until further notice. Please see our online consultation page for additional details, including how to schedule and how to make the most of your online appointment.

Scheduling an appointment in Navigate

Many offices across VCU use Navigate to help students schedule and manage appointments. Examples of services you can schedule through Navigate include academic advising, study abroad advising, financial aid counseling, Writing Center appointments, and one-on-one tutoring. Beginning in the spring 2021 semester, scheduling an appointment on Navigate will be slightly different than before. To schedule an appointment on Navigate from a desktop or mobile device, log in to my.vcu.edu and click Navigate Student.

Using the mobile app

If using the Navigate mobile app, please follow the steps below. See a screen recording of these steps in action »

  • Click Appointments
  • Click the Schedule an Appointment button at the bottom
  • Beside What type of appointment would you to like to schedule, click Select
    • Select the type of appointment you want to make
    • Click Answer Next Question on the bottom
    • Select the type of service you want to talk about
    • Click Done for Reason on the bottom
    • Click Continue to Next Step
  • Beside Pick a Location for your Appointment, click Select
    • Select the location for your appointment
    • Click Answer Next Question on the bottom
    • Select the staff member with whom you want to meet
    • Click Done for Location and Staff on the bottom
    • Click Continue to Next Step
  • Scroll through the staff member’s availability
    • Select a day/time for your appointment
    • Click Continue to Next Step
  • Review the staff member, service, and day/time you have selected for your appointment
    • Enter any comments you want to share with the staff member in the Anything specific you want to discuss text box
    • Select at least one way to receive an appointment reminder
  • Click Confirm Appointment and check your inbox or text messages for details of your appointment confirmation

Using an internet browser

If using an internet browser (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, or Safari), please follow the steps below. See a screen recording of these steps in action »

  • Click the Make an Appointment/Drop-in button on the right
  • Expand each dropdown menu and select:
    • The type of appointment you want to make
    • The service you want to discuss in your appointment
    • A preferred date of your appointment
  • If appointment times are available for the service and date you’ve selected, click your preferred time
  • Review the staff member, service, and day/time for your meeting
    • Enter any comments to the staff member in the Would you like to share anything else? text box
    • Select at least one way to receive your appointment reminder
  • Click Schedule and check your inbox or text messages for details of your appointment confirmation

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