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Exam Hours

Beginning on Reading Day, the Writing Center will be operating on the following days and times with a reduced staff. Please make your appointments early!

  • May 7 (Reading Day): 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • May 8: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • May 11: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • May 12: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • May 13–May 25: Closed

The Virginia Tech Writing Center is a free service for all Virginia Tech students, faculty, and staff, at all levels. We also are happy to assist Language and Culture Institute students, VT alumni, and area high school students. We're located in Newman Library's second floor Learning Commons, just past the elevators.

We work with writing and reading assignments from any course in the University. We can also help you with writing projects that are not linked to classes.

While we try to accommodate walk-in sessions when possible, we strongly encourage you to make an appointment.

Call us at (540) 231-5436 to schedule your session!

Sunday Evening Hours

The Writing Center is now open Sunday evenings, 7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m., for 30-minute appointments. Please call the Writing Center to request an appointment.

Summer Hours

During summer sessions, the Writing Center will operate on a limited schedule. Open hours are as follows:

  • Summer 1
    May 26 (Tues)–July 2 (Thurs), 2 p.m.–5 p.m.
  • Summer 2
    July 7 (Tues)–August 13 (Thurs), 2 p.m.–5 p.m.

Specialized Chinese/English Writing Assistance


Qian Wang Qian Wang

For clients wishing to work on specialized translation issues, you can now make an appointment with our bilingual writing center coach, Qian Wang.

A native Chinese speaker, Qian can help you with your English to Chinese and Chinese to English writing. She is available on Sundays, 7 p.m.–10 p.m., at the Virginia Tech Writing Center in Newman Library's second-floor Learning Commons. Please call the Writing Center to request an appointment with Qian.


We are located in the Learning Commons, 2nd floor Newman Library.

For an appointment, stop by or call (540) 231-5436 during open hours.

Open Hours

(Fall and spring semesters, beginning Sept. 1)

Sunday: 7 p.m.–10 p.m. (30-min sessions only)

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 9 a.m.–10 p.m.

Thursday and Friday: 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Femoyer Hall

Monday-Thursday, 6 p.m.–8 p.m.

For an appointment at Femoyer, visit or call 231-5499.

Graduate Life Center

Thursday 5 p.m.–8 p.m., Room A

Drop in or reserve an appointment by emailing Molly Bond (

Northern Virginia Students

Writing support available via Skype, by appointment only.

Northern Virginia students can email Becky Morrison ( to make an appointment.