The UAF Writing Center

Regular Fall/Spring Semester Hours:
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Friday
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sunday

Summer Hours:
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Fridays

The Writing Center features a computer lab with fourteen PCs available on a walk-in basis. Technicians and tutors are on hand to assist with computer-related questions. There is no charge for printing (up to 25 pages). Students can also puruse a full range of dictionaries, handbook and, thesauruses. And the Writing Center is more than just a study resource: it also features artwork from Eric Alain Parker (MFA, '15).

For more information about the Writing Center, contact:
Richard Carr, Director, UAF Writing Center and Computer Laboratory.
(907) 474-5314.


Contact Us:

801 Gruening Bldg., P.O. Box 755720
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-5720
Phone: 907-474-5314
Fax: 1-800-478-5246

The Writing Center is a student-staffed, student-oriented service of the English Department. Our tutors, English Department teaching assistants and a few outstanding undergraduate students, can assist you in all phases of the writing process, including the following:

  • Brainstorming and generating topics
  • Organizing ideas
  • Developing research strategies
  • Use of citation styles -- MLA, APA, and Chicago
  • Editing for clarity and correctness

We collaborate with each student on a one-to-one basis, and we will work with students at any phase of the writing process -- planning, drafting, revising. We can also help writers discover ways of improving grammar, mechanics, and punctuation.

Tutorials. Tutorial appointments at the Writing Center are 30 minutes long, and we encourage you to call or stop by to make an appointment. Walk-in sessions are often available, but in the last half of the semester we are often booked.

E-mail/Fax/Telephone Tutoring: We provide a telephone tutoring service for those not able to come to our campus location: CRCD students, students enrolled in courses through eCampus, and those in the Fairbanks-North Star Borough with life demands preventing easy campus access. If you would like a telephone session call the Writing Center (907/474-5314) for an appointment and then e-mail ( ) or fax (1-800-478-5246) your paper to us the day of your appointment--by 5:00 pm for an evening session and 12:00 pm for a Sunday afternoon session. We will then call you at the set time and collaborate with you on your writing need or needs. We offer telephone tutorials on Monday through Thursday evenings (7:15, 8:15, 9:15) and Sunday afternoon (1:15, 2:15, 3:15, 4:15, 5:15).