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Writing Center overview, services, and contact.

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To submit a paper online, follow this link:

(Please note: the turnaround for online feedback is two business days or more depending on demand for our online services and available staffing)

To schedule a face-to-face appointment: You can now schedule Writing Center appointments through Navigate! In the desktop or the app, go to the “Appointments” menu and select “Make an Appointment.” When asked who you want to schedule with, just choose the Writing Center and answer the other questions about what you need help with. If you would like to meet in person, choose the “Spalding Library 2nd Floor” option under “Location,” and if you would like a virtual face-to-face meeting, choose the “Video Conference” option. You can still schedule the old-fashioned way too, by emailing us, calling us, or stopping by our desk.

Schedule face-to-face appointments through Navigate:

Contact the Writing Center
Writing Center: (502) 873-4494  

Dr. Laura Detmering, Writing Center Director: (502) 873-4174
Darby Campbell, MA, Writing Center Coordinator: (502) 873-4382

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Writing Center Appointments

The Spalding University Writing Center is located on the 2nd floor of the University Library in the Academic Commons (masks required).

Our hours are Monday through Thursday from 8am to 5pm and Friday from 8am to 4pm.

Consultations are usually 45 minutes. Please bring your assignment sheet and any other supporting materials. 

Our goal is to help you in the writing process; we usually focus on two or three areas of revision opportunity in your work. 

You can schedule an appointment by calling us at (502) 873-4494 or by emailing us at

You can also submit your work for online feedback via the link below:

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Writing Center Mission

The Writing Center is a place where the dynamic nature of the writing process can be explored, and where effective writing habits can be modeled and developed in a flexible, comfortable environment. Accordingly, Writing Consultants act as an authentic audience and collaborate with writers at any stage of the writing process. Our skilled consultants help writers interpret assignments and readings, organize and effectively support ideas, plan revisions, and refine language, grammar, and style.


Capstone and Dissertation Writing Retreat (January 31-February 4)

This intensive, one-week retreat is open to any undergraduate and graduate students writing capstone and/or dissertation projects. Throughout the week, participants will receive feedback on their work in progress and have opportunities to attend workshops on writing capstones and/or dissertations, as well as individual and group consultations as they write. Space is limited, so we ask that you apply by writing us a brief letter describing your project and why you wish to participate in this retreat. More information can be found in the handout below. Email Laura Detmering (Writing Center Director, and Darby Campbell (Writing Center Coordinator, with any questions.

Applications are due no later than January 10, 2022.

Celebration of Student Writing 2022

This event is open to all students. Submit writing you would like to read or have read by a member of the planning and selection committee by March 11, 2022. Acceptances will be sent by Laura Detmering in late March. The event itself will be held on April 5, from 2:00-5:00 in the Academic Commons.

To submit a piece of writing (deadline March 11, 2022), please complete this form:

Email questions to Laura Detmering (