The Writing Commons is open in person and online during summer sessions 1, 2, and 3!

Tutors can work with you virtually and in person.

Summer Hours, June 13 - August 3, 2022

Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday - 11AM - 7PM

Thursday, Friday, and Saturday - Closed

Sunday, 12 noon - 4PM

Summer Hours, August 4 - August 17, 2022

TBA! Coming soon!

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


Click on "Schedule an Appointment" to schedule your session today!

  • Choose "In Person Appointment" session for a face to face session with a tutor at our location on the 4th floor of the library.
  • Choose "Live Video Chat" session for a video conference session with a tutor, using your Kent State University Google Meet application.
  • Choose a "Live-Text Chat" session to chat with your tutor using your Kent State University Google Hangouts chat tool.
  • Or send your work to the Writing Commons for Email Feedback from your tutor.

Click here for help scheduling!

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 tutors 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 2022 Hours, TBA, June 9 - August 17, 2022









Phone: 330-672-1787


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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.