Graduate Student/Postdoc Services

Writing Center Services for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars

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  • Writing consultations

    • Writing Center tutors listen attentively in one-on-one conferences, read papers carefully, and ask questions that can help you better express ideas and construct arguments. We work with writers during all stages of the writing process—from understanding a prompt, to developing a thesis, to organizing the paper, to revising the final product. We offer sessions with undergraduate and graduate tutors. Make a 45-minute appointment here.

  • Consultations with read-aheads 

    • If your paper is longer and you would like your tutor to review it before your appointment, please submit your draft as a Microsoft Word attachment via email to at least 48 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment. In your email, indicate the date and time of your appointment along with the name of your tutor. Note that your tutor will spend one hour reviewing your draft in advance of your appointment. In order to make the best use of your tutor's attention during that hour, please be sure to provide some specific guidance in your email message about where the tutor should focus in his or her reading.
  • Summer Courses

  • Camps and retreats

    • In partnership with Hesburgh Libraries and the Graduate School, we offer a week-long Thesis/Dissertation Camp during the fall and spring breaks. Check the Hesburgh Library website for registration information. 
  • Presenter Center

    • Prepare for conference papers, job talks, class presentations, oral exams, etc. with a welcoming and trained tutor! We meet in the Center for Digital Scholarship in the Hesburgh Library, and offer the option of recording your presentation. If you want a copy for future perusal, please bring a flash drive. Make an appointment here, and make sure you choose the Presenter Center from the drop-down schedule menu.
  • Teaching consultations

    • If you're wondering how to more skillfully integrate writing into your courses, our director, Matthew Capdevielle would love to chat with you in one or more teaching consultations. This is open to professors in all disciplines! 
  • Writing Accountability Groups 

    • Form a writing group with other students to provide support, feedback, and accountability to each other as you pursue your writing goals. Graduate Student Life will provide funding for light snacks during your meetings! Find more information here.

Other Resources

  • English for Academic Purposes 

  • Graduate Services at Hesburgh Library 

    • For information about research help, teaching support, and general services, contact the digital research and graduate outreach librarian, Mandy Havert, with specific questions. 
  • Notre Dame Learning Kaneb Center

    • Notre Dame Learning's Kaneb Center provides research-based services, programs, and resources that support teaching and reflective practice at Notre Dame. 
  • Graduate Student Life

    • Find out how to get involved in the graduate student community and enhance your co-curricular life at Notre Dame at
  • Graduate Career Services

    • Graduate Career Services offers a diverse array of services to help you explore and achieve your career goals, including individual career advising.

  • Grants and Fellowships

    • The Office of Grants and Fellowships offers individual consultations to students actively working on applications. Find out about scheduling a consultation, as well as other funding opportunities, here

Locations and Hours

203 Coleman-Morse
Mon—Thur: 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Hesburgh Library Tutoring
Sun—Thurs: 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.
*We are closed for all standard
University holidays and breaks.

Writing and Rhetoric
University Writing Program