Students seeking writing assistance at Saint Louis University now have more options. By merging the Graduate Writing Center and Undergraduate Writing Services, SLU has been able to extend the services and hours offered to both graduate and undergraduate students.
Now simply called University Writing Services, the new organization will be housed within the Student Success Center and have four locations with expanded hours:
- Suite 331 in Busch Student Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday
- Suite 236 in Busch Student Center, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday; and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday
- Suite 114 in the School of Nursing Building, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Thursday; and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday
- Room 320-8 in Pius XII Memorial Library, noon to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday; and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
To make an appointment, students can simply use the SLU Appointments scheduling system in mySLU or call the Student Success Center to make an appointment at 314-977-3484.
In addition to the extended hours of in-person, one-on-one consultation, graduate students enrolled in online-only programs, like the master's in leadership and organizational development, will now be able to submit their work for an online consultation. This had previously been a service only available to undergraduate writers enrolled in the School for Professional Studies.
While graduate writers will continue to have one-on-one meetings with graduate writing consultants, undergraduate writers will have access to both undergraduate and graduate consultants. The integration of these two services also creates opportunities to increase the training for both groups of consultants. SLU students can expect the same great services offered in the past, but with improvements.
To oversee the merger and provide direct leadership to University Writing Services, SLU has appointed Alex Wulff, Ph.D., director of University Writing Services. Wulff assumed the role on Sept. 3. Prior to working at SLU, Wulff was an assistant director at the University of Illinois at Chicago's Writing Center for six years.
Continuing the strong link that both graduate and undergraduate writing services have had in the past, Annie Rues Neidel, an English department doctoral candidate, will be the assistant to the director of University Writing Services. Neidel has a long history of working for and with Writing Services at SLU.