Welcome to the Writing Center!

NOTE: The Writing Center is getting a new space on the first floor of the Foley Center Library! However, while the new Writing Center is being built, the tutoring for Summer II is taking place near the Circulation Desk. Please ask the Library staff if you need help finding the tutors. Thank you.
Mission Statement

The Writing Center strives to serve all undergraduate student writers on the campus of Gonzaga University by providing free, non-credit learning support. Student writers of all abilities are welcome to visit the Writing Center as they produce writing for audiences in curricular, co-curricular, and pre-professional settings. The Writing Center's tutoring philosophy entails treating every student with respect and approaching each tutoring session as an opportunity for critical, rhetorically-sensitive dialogue. This dialogue usually addresses students' writing processes as well as their actual writing projects. 

Overview of Services

Students can visit the Writing Center at any stage of their writing project, including brainstorming, drafting, revising, and editing. While the Writing Center is not an copy editing service, tutors will help writers develop self-editing strategies. Students may come to the Writing Center by their own choice and by instructor referral. With advance request by faculty, group tutoring is a possible additional service, as are in-class orientation sessions (5-minutes or longer). The Writing Center also welcomes faculty to schedule class visits to the Writing Center, to learn more about the services provided by the tutoring staff. At present, the Writing Center does not offer online tutoring, but writers are encouraged to take advantage of the resources listed on this website.


You'll find the Writing Center just inside the main entrance of Foley Center Library, in the glassed-in area adjacent to the 24-hour Study Lounge. Come in for a visit!


The Writing Center is closed for the remainder of the Spring 2015 semester but will reopen on Thursday, May 21. Hours are still to be determined. During Summer I and II, we will be closed for all holidays and on weekends. Thank you.

2-6 p.m.
Tuesday 2-6
Wednesday 2-6
Thursdays 2-6
Fridays Closed
Sundays Closed

Are you a Gonzaga student interested in applying for a tutoring position? If so, please submit the Writing Tutor Application form listed in the left-hand navigation bar. If you have questions related to the Writing Center, please contact Dr. Eliason, the Writing Center Director, at eliason@gonzaga.edu. Thank you.

Dr. John Eliason
Director of Composition and the Writing Center
Phone: (509) 313-6717
Email: eliason@gonzaga.edu