Mission Statement

At the UNLV Writing Center, our writer-centered approach fosters an understanding of writing as a series of choices writers make based on context, audience, purpose, and genre. We work with writers in any discipline on any writing task (except for legal documents) to help them develop, improve, and transfer writing skills into their personal, academic, professional, and civic lives. 

The Writing Center is primarily a site for teaching and learning. We do not edit or proofread for writers. Instead, we consult with writers at any level of expertise to help them develop their own strategies for making informed choices about writing. Because writing is one of the chief ways we create, communicate, and critique knowledge, the Writing Center plays a central role in the life of the university.  

Upcoming Events

  • Check back periodically to learn about upcoming events, change in hours, or new additions to writing resources.
  • Friday, Feb. 23rd Grad. Writing Workshop! We've got another thesis- and dissertation-focused graduate writing workshop this Friday! Join Dave in SU 205 from 9:30-11am for Strategies for Composing Long Documents!
    Posted Feb 20, 2018, 8:29 AM by Writing Center
  • Wednesday, Feb. 21st Writing Workshops! Join us this Wednesday in SU 205 for the following writing workshops! Pop in for lots of great information pertaining to parts of essays! 10-11am Writing with Style I    11-12pm Writing with Style II    12-1pm Composing a Research Question    1-2pm Intros, Hooks, and Thesis Statements    2-3pm Topic Sentences, Paragraphs, and Conclusions        All workshops are free for faculty, staff, and students. Registration is preferred, but not required.
    Posted Feb 20, 2018, 8:25 AM by Writing Center
  • Wednesday, Feb. 14th Resume Workshop! Join the College of Liberal Arts, Career Services, and the Writing Center for professional resume building tips and individual consultations!    3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Career Services    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Writing Center    Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/Io7v7erZYVmIVYWC3
    Posted Feb 12, 2018, 10:52 AM by Writing Center
  • Tuesday, Feb. 13th Workshops! Join us for the following workshops: SU 205   10:00am – 10:50am Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing   11:00am – 11:50am Essays: The Basics   12:00pm – 12:50pm Grammar Refresher I   1:00pm – 1:50pm Grammar Refresher II   2:00pm – 2:50pm AP Style   Workshops are free and open to all students, faculty, and staff.   Registration is recommended, but not required.   
    Posted Feb 12, 2018, 10:49 AM by Writing Center
  • Feb. 7th and 12th Writing Center Workshops - Dayton South Residence Hall The Writing Center will be hosting two workshops in the Dayton South Residence Hall conference room: Wednesday, Feb 7th @ 6:00pm - Understanding Writing Assignments       Monday, Feb 12th @ 6:00pm - Essays the Basics      All workshops are free and open to students, faculty, and staff! We can't wait to see you there!
    Posted Feb 5, 2018, 12:09 PM by Writing Center
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Before You Visit

To make an appointment, please call us at 702-895-3908 or drop by the Writing Center (CDC Building 3).

Walk-ins are sometimes available, but we recommend making an appointment well ahead of the date your assignment is due.

The Writing Center is open:

Sun: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Mon:  8:00am to 6:00pm
Tue:   8:00am to 6:00pm
Wed:  8:00am to 8:00pm
Thu:   8:00am to 8:00pm
Fri:    8:00am to 6:00pm

You can make appointments on the hour or half hour.

Residence Hall Satellite

Our residence hall satellite is located in the Dayton South Conference room in the Dayton Complex.

Mon:   4:00pm to 8:00pm
Wed:   4:00pm to 8:00pm

Walk-ins only. This location is open to all students until 7:00pm. After 7:00pm it is limited to Dayton residents.

Library Satellite
Our library satellite is located in the Lied Library Tutoring Lab on the 2nd floor. Walk-ins only.

Mon: 5:00pm to 9:00pm
Tue:  5:00pm to 9:00pm


When You Visit

  1. Arrive 5-10 minutes early to check-in to make sure you're seen on time.
  2. If you arrive more than 10 minutes late without calling ahead, you will be marked as a "no show," and we will give your appointment to someone on the waiting list.
    • If you have more than 2 "no shows" in a semester, you will lose appointment making privileges for the rest of the academic year, and will only be seen if we have walk-in availability.
    • If you are unsure if you can make your appointment, please call us to cancel at least one hour ahead of your appointment,  or let us know you may be late. We cannot guarantee that we will hold your appointment.
  3. You must present your Rebelcard.
  4. Bring two copies of your paper/assignment (if you have something written). We will not make copies. We will not work on laptops (except in cases of DRC accommodation).
  5. Bring any assignment sheets or information that would help us better understand your assignment.
  6. If you want your instructor notified, bring his or her email address.
  7. If you are working on a take home exam, we are required to notify your instructor.
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