A person's hand writing on a piece of paper with a mechanical pencil

Schedule a Consultation

During the summer, the Writing Center is available to students by appointment to discuss writing, reading, and/or public speaking projects. Please email us at writing@amherst.edu to arrange a time. 

Our Mission

Writing is a cornerstone of a liberal arts education. By developing the skills and habits of mind that enable effective communication, students prepare to engage meaningfully with the world. The Writing Center empowers students to develop their own processes and voices as writers, speakers, readers, and learners. Our commitment to inclusion, creativity, and rigorous intellectual engagement informs our approaches to individual consultations, group instruction, programming, and pedagogical support. [Read our full statement on mission, values, and goals here.]