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Welcome back for Summer 2024! The GWC will be open from JUNE 3 – JULY 26 for online-only appointments this semester.
Please email us with any questions or concerns. We look forward to helping you with your writing! Book now via WCO.                          

Spring 2024 Hours

The Graduate Writing Center is open for Spring 2024 from January 22 through May 8th for scheduled in-person and online-only appointments via WCOnline. Hours subject to change based on University holidays and closures, and tutor availability.

*Please note: Hours are subject to change based on holidays and consultant availability. Check WCOnline for our most up-to-date schedule.

For details on our services, view our Services page. Appointments are recommended to ensure a consultant is available. Walk-ins are seen based on consultant availability.

Using WCOnline

The Graduate Writing Center uses WCOnline as our scheduling platform. You can access the most up-to-date schedule at our direct link: WCOnline

As of Spring 2023, all currently enrolled graduate students access WCO through their URI SSO log-in information. For post-doctoral students, please email email us at to be added manually to WCO.

The first picture below is what you should see when logging into WCO through your URI SSO sign in. The second image is another version of our WCO log-in page. If you see this page, please click on the log-in link for “clients and students”. 



Reserving an appointment is easy. You can make, edit, and cancel appointments through WCO. On the schedule, click any white box to reserve your appointment. Blue boxes indicate someone else has already reserved that slot. Orange boxes show your own scheduled appointments. If the appointment time(s) you want are unavailable, you can add your name to our daily waitlist, where you will be notified when an appointment opens up. 

Be sure to read your appointment forms carefully. Tutors who have dual modality offer both in-person and online appointments: chose which modality you prefer. To access your online appointment, click on your orange appointment box and scroll down your appointment form until you see the red box, as pictured below, that reads “Start or Join Online Consultation”. 

Appointments: What to Bring, Cancellations, & No Shows

Appointments run for 50 minutes. This practice allows our writing consultants to serve students more efficiently and effectively. You will still sign up for a 1-hour time block, and the consultant will alert you to the 50 minute mark during the appointment.

Appointments are limited to two (2) per week per student. Back-to-back or consecutive appointments are not allowed. This allows the GWC to serve the maximum number of students possible. For in-person appointments, you can bring a hard copy or digital version of your writing project. For online appointments, please have a shareable digital version of your project ready when you meet with your consultant. 

Students are able to edit or cancel appointments up until 2 hours before the appointment start time. After this time, students must email the GWC in order to edit or cancel appointments in the 2-hour window. After the appointment starts, students are given a 10-minute waiting period to contact or show up to the appointment. A reminder email is sent at 5 minutes past the hour. After 10 minutes have passed with no contact, the appointment will be canceled and marked as a “no-show.” If students miss two or more appointments per semester without notifying the GWC, their WCO account will be automatically disabled. If this happens, please contact the GWC to discuss the issue. 

Please email us with any questions or concerns regarding appointments! 

We look forward to working with you!