About the UWC 2021-08-26T19:43:22-04:00

About The UWC

What Is The UWC?

The University Writing Center is a campus resource that offers free individual and small-group consultations to UCF community members, for any writing in any situation. Our purpose is not to “fix” papers. Instead, we provide a collaborative environment that creates opportunities to support writers’ learning to help them to better understand and navigate complex situations for writing, both in and outside the University.

Our tutors (also called consultants) are UCF graduate and undergraduate students, all of whom take our comprehensive three-credit course “Theory & Practice of Tutoring Writing” and participate in ongoing professional development throughout their time at the UWC.

You can learn more about our staff and tutors at the Our Team page.

Access the class slideshow presentation showcasing the services the writing center offers.

Our Mission

The Writing Center is guided by six valued principles—respect, compassion, diversity, adaptability, collaboration, and learning—with the purpose of:

  • providing members of the UCF community free individual and group peer consultations at any stage of the writing process.
  • serving as a campus resource for the ongoing cross-disciplinary learning about writing through events and workshops.
  • promoting the growth of peer tutors with a rich teaching and learning experience and ongoing professional development in writing center research, theory, and practice to encourage them as leaders, scholars, and teachers.

Hours & Locations

Fall 2021 

Our full hours begin during the second week of Fall 2021 classes.

Trevor Colbourn Hall 109
Monday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Tuesday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Wednesday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Friday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Hitt Library Research and Information
Monday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Trevor Colbourn Hall 109

Trevor Colbourn Hall is a long, large three-story building, between the Music building and Burnett Honors College. The UWC is on the first floor—our main entrance is closest to the side of the building facing Music. A map of Trevor Colbourn Hall can be seen here.

Library Research/Information Station

We are located on the second floor of the Hitt Library, behind the Research/Information desk (a large circular library help desk) at the middle of the floor. Just to the left of the Research/Information desk is an enclosed cubicle consultation station—look for the UWC signs on the doors. A map of where we are located at the Hitt Library can be seen here.

Park In Garage I

Best parking location for visitors and student permit holders.

Entering the campus from Orion Blvd., Libra Dr., Central Florida Blvd. or University Blvd.

Turn left on Gemini Blvd. Parking Garage I is the first garage on your right after University Blvd.

Entering the campus from Corporate Blvd. or Centaurus Blvd.

Turn right on Gemini Blvd./Greek Park Dr. Parking Garage I is the first garage on your left after Centaurus Blvd.

Accessible Parking

Available on the first level of Garage I, as well as in the nearby H2 parking lot.

Don’t Have a UCF Parking Decal?

Look in the corners of the garage or the parking lot for a machine that sells parking passes. Daily parking passes are $5.