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. 

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NOTE: Drop-ins on Sunday, April 24 will only be held in Winthrop D-Hall from 7:30-9:30. (No Cabot).

Reading Period and Exam Period Hours

The Writing Center will be open for regular term hours through Friday, April 29 at 4 p.m.

We will be open during Reading Period for hour-long appointments and some drop-in hours. Please check the scheduler beginning on Sunday, April 24 at 6 p.m. for Reading Period hours. Reading Period drop-in hours will be posted here.

Spring semester hours:  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.


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