Welcome to the University of Maine Writing Center!

First Visit?

Go to WCOnline to register for an account  with your maine.edu email. Doing so will allow you to view our schedule and make appointments right online.

We work with all students and staff at any point in the writing process. Whether it’s creative writing, an oral or multi modal presentation, a literature review, or finding and citing sources, we can work with you.

Visit the Writing Center FAQs page to learn more about us!

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Introducing Online Tutoring With VAWLT!

In addition to regular tutoring, we are offering online appointments.

Tutoring with VAWLT does not require you to make an appointment and can act as an online live chat tutorial. 

For more information, visit our Online Writing Resources page.

Come see us!

We are offering regular face-to-face hours in 402 Neville Hall as well as tutoring in Fogler Library. We are excited to debut online tutoring via VAWLT! To make appointments and view our schedule, click below.

For more information and directions for VAWLT tutorials, visit our Online Writing Resources page.

Mission Statement

The Writing Center is committed to expanding our services and expertise, and to expanding the expertise of all writers. Our mission is to create longitudinal improvement in writing and communication through peer-to-peer collaboration. We provide undergraduates and graduates with professional development opportunities. We support faculty workload and awareness of current research trends in writing convention and assessment. 


  • Do you have any suggestions for services we can provide? Any workshop ideas? Let us know!


General Info

Email Address: umwcenter@maine.edu (use this for any general questions or comments you may have)

Director: Paige Mitchell (581.3832)

FounderHarvey Kail

Tutor Coordinators: Cara Morgan and Chris Hunter

ESL Specialists: Paige Mitchell, Zhen Zhang, and Sean Chung

Additional information

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What should you bring?

The most important thing to bring is the assignment (if you have one) and any writing you have done so far on the assignment.

Here is a helpful list of things to consider bringing:

  • The assignment (class notes, handouts, syllabus, etc)
  • Your paper, or multiple drafts of your paper
  • Research materials (this sometimes helps with citation questions or quoting)

Beyond a tutorial we provide: 

  • Tutoring in languages other than English (see About the Tutors for further details)
  • Online tutoring
  • Plagiarism, MLA, APA, and Grammar Workshops
  • PC Workstation with Internet access
  • Apple TV for presentations
  • A comfortable study environment with tutors ready to answer questions and give advice
  • A SafeZone trained environment