Fall 2023 Hours: August 28 - December 10, 2023

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 "In Person Appointment" session for a face to face session with a writing consultant at our location on the 4th floor of the library.

  • Choose "Live Video Chat" session for a video conference session with a writing consultant, using your Kent State University Google Meet application.

  • Choose a "Live-Text Chat" session to chat with your writing consultant using your Kent State University Google Hangouts chat tool.

  • 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 Appointment

    In Person Appointment

    An in person meeting with a tutor.​ Will need to be present our location.​ Face to face interaction with immediate feedback.

  • Video Appointment

    Video Appointment

    A video chat through Google meet where you can see or hear the tutor.​ You will need access to a working webcam.​ Face to face interaction with immediate feedback.​

  • Chat Appointment

    Chat Appointment

    A Chat through Google Drive where responses are text-based.​ Will need access to a device with a working Keyboard.​ Not face to face with semi-immediate feedback

  • Email Feedback

    Email Feedback

    An email sent to the tutor to provide some feedback and advice.​ Available after you have some or all of the work done.​ Not face to face with non-immediate feedback.


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.

Schedule an Appointment

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      

Tik Tok: @kentstatewritingcommons      

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.