Where writers come to revise

The Writing Program at the University of Chicago is like no other academic writing center.

Little Red Schoolhouse

Our flagship course, Academic and Professional Writing, is open to graduate students and 3rd- and 4th-year undergradates.

Writing support

We offer one-on-one tutoring for undergraduate students as well as writing consultations for faculty and staff. We also offer courses to teach graduate students at the University of Chicago how to become effective writers.

Welcome to the University of Chicago Writing Program

The Writing Program offers credit and non-credit courses, seminars and workshops focused on writing for readers in academic and professional contexts. We offer writing support to all University divisions, schools, and programs, including tutoring for undergraduates, specialized coursework for graduate students, and individualized consultations for staff and faculty. We also provide training in writing pedagogy, as well as employment and professional development opportunities for graduate students interested in the teaching of writing.

Located in the Cathey Learning Center North Reading Room

Our office and many of our teaching activities are based out of the Arley D. Cathey Learning Center North Reading Room, accessible via the third floor of Harper Memorial Library.


2019-2020 Writing Program Awards

2019-2020 Writing Program Awards

We're delighted to announce the recipients of Writing Program awards for the 2019-2020 Academic Year! Since 2003, The Writing Program has recognized Lectors, Interns, and Tutors who have been highly regarded by students and faculty for exceptional teaching. The...

Meet Our New Office Staff!

Meet Our New Office Staff!

We'd like to introduce you to Crystal Holmes and Ryan Oliveira! Crystal Holmes is our new Assistant Director and Ryan Oliveira is our new Programming Coordinator. Both joined our team in 2020 and we're thrilled to have them! Check out our Staff Directory to learn more...

Teach with WP: Spring Application is now open!

Teach with WP: Spring Application is now open!

Looking for pedagogical training and paid teaching experience? Looking to enhance your CV?  The University Writing Program is hiring for opportunities in the 2020-21 Academic Year! We welcome grad student applicants from across the University - no matter what...