The Writing Center, part of the Harvard College Writing Program, is a place for Harvard undergraduates to get help with any aspect of their writing, from specific assignments to general writing skills. The Writing Center is staffed by trained undergraduate tutors who provide individual conferences to students working on any writing assignment. You don't have to have a finished paper to come for a conference. You can come with ideas, notes, or a draft. To learn more about what we do, please read our answers to frequently asked questions.
News and Events
The Writing Center will close for the Thanksgiving break on Tuesday, November 24 at 5 p.m. We will be open for Cabot and Winthrop drop-ins on Sunday, November 29.
Undergraduate Writing Workshop Series for Fall 2015 have been announced! Please click here to see a full list of workshops in October.
Working on a paper for a science course? Starting October 6, we will be holding Science Writing Drop-ins on Tuesday evenings in Lamont, Room B20. Come meet our science writing tutors to talk about a paper you are working on or about science writing in general.
The Writing Center is now open. Our regular hours for the semester will be Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Drop-in hours will be held Monday-Thursday evenings from 7-9 in Barker and on Sundays from 7:30 to 9:30 in Winthrop and Cabot dining halls. In the meantime, please email us if you have a question.
We are located in the basement of the Barker Center, just outside Harvard Yard.