Writing Commons

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


"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.


  • As the university writing center, the Writing Commons supports KSU students at all levels and in every academic discipline with any projects that include writing.
  • We assist writers at every stage of the composing and revising process.
  • We help writers at every level of proficiency to experience the satisfaction of developing effective written communication.

Download a printable PDF version of the Writing Commons Brochure, detailing basic information about the writing center and our offered services.


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.

Spring 2017 HOURS

(Monday, January 23, 2017 - Friday, May 5, 2017)

Closed for Spring Recess Saturday March 25 through Sunday April 2, 2017

Monday:  10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday:  10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday:  10 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday:  10 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Friday:  10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday:  12 noon - 4 p.m.
Sunday:  3 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Finals Week

We are not open during final exam weeks.