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. 


We open for summer appointments on Tuesday, June 25. You can make an appointment by logging into our scheduler at wcscheduler.fas.harvard.edu.

You can find directions to our offices on this page.


We are open by appointment  Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. After you book your appointment, please check your confirmation email to make sure you come to the right place: Appointments are held in both our Barker Center offices and our One Bow Street offices.

We are open for drop-in hours (no appointment needed) from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in our Barker Center offices.


If you are a distance student, please make sure to indicate this by writing "online" or "Zoom" in the topic box of the appointment form. We will email you a link to a Zoom room before your appointment. Please also email your paper to us at dcewriting@gmail.com.

(Extension School students: Please note that our location and online instructions are different during the summer session.)

To find our Barker Center offices (room 19)  and our One Bow Street office (2nd floor, room 227), please use the Harvard interactive map.


Quick Links

Schedule an Appointment

Drop-In Hours


Writing Resources

Harvard Guide to Using Sources

Exposé Magazine