Exam Week Extra!

Still working on a paper? It's never too late to reach out for feedback, support, and resources.  Help is here!

We will be open during exams week, 9AM - 9PM on Monday, May 6,  and Tuesday, May  7 for our Exam Week Extra.

Sign up for a session to be guaranteed a specific time slot with a consultant, or just drop in.


Spring 2024 Hours: January 22 - May 3, 2024

(We will be closed for Spring Recess from Saturday, March 23 until Monday, April 1)

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday: 9AM - 9PM

Thursday and Friday - 9AM - 5PM

Saturday - 12 noon - 5PM

Sunday - 3PM - 9PM

During the hours we are open, we can answer quick questions!

We Offer Four Session Types

  • Choose the "In-Person Meeting" session type for a face-to-face meeting in person with a writing consultant at our location on the 4th floor of the library.
  • Choose "Google Meeting" session for a video conference session with a writing consultant, using your Kent State University Google Meet application.
  • Choose the "Teams Meeting" session type  for a video conference with a writing consultant, using your Kent State University Teams meeting application.
  • Or send your work to the Writing Commons for Email Feedback from your writing consultant.

Read More about Scheduling Sessions!

All student writers can benefit from the feedback and support the Writing Commons provides. Visit us to see how we can help you!

  • In-Person Meeting

    In-Person Meeting

    An in-person meeting with a writing consultant.​ Live interaction at our location.​ Face-to-face interaction with immediate feedback.

  • Google Meeting

    Google Meeting

    A live online video meeting through Google Meet.​  Live online interaction with immediate feedback.​

  • Teams Meeting

    Teams Meeting

    A live online meeting through Microsoft Teams. Live online interaction with immediate feedback

  • Email Feedback

    Email Feedback

    An asynchronous remote session using your Kent State University email. Receive feedback from your writing consultant by email.  No live interaction.


For Students, By Students

The Writing Commons is staffed by undergraduate students from a variety of majors who know the struggle you are going through. Whether you are having trouble brainstorming for your first essay, formatting your lab report, organizing your creative work, or revising your thesis, our writing consultants can help.



"Maybe in a perfect world, all writers would have their own ready auditor... who would not only listen but draw them out, ask them questions they would not think to ask themselves. A writing center is an institutional response to this need."- Stephen M. North, "The Idea of a Writing Center." College English 46.5 (1984): 433-46.

Summer 2023 Hours, May 18 - August 16, 2023

Intersession, May 18 - June 7

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12 noon - 5PM


Summer 1 and 2, June 8 - August 2

  • Monday through Thursday, 12 noon - 5 PM
  • Saturday 12PM - 2PM


End of Summer 3, August 2 - August 16

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12 noon - 5PM


Phone: 330-672-1787

Email: writing@kent.edu

Instagram: @kentstatewritingcommons       Facebook: @ksuwc      

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Please note: When classes are not in session, the Writing Commons is closed. When weather or other emergencies cause the Kent campus to delay or cancel classes on the Kent campus, the Writing Commons closes.


The Writing Commons is located on the 4th floor of the University Library, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio campus. Simply take a left out of the stairwell or two lefts off the elevator to find us.