The Writing Center

Kresge Library, Room 212
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
(location map)
(248) 370-3120
ouwc@oakland.edu
Hours:
Summer 2019
Tuesday-Thursday: 9 AM-7 PM


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Schedule an Appointment

The Oakland University Writing Center uses WCOnline, a user friendly scheduling program  that allows users to see the next available appointment, to search by day/time, and to add themselves to a wait list.

How to Schedule an Appointment:
  • You can schedule an appointment in one of three (3) ways:
    • Call (248) 370-3120 and speak with a receptionist.
    • Visit the reception desk in the Joan Rosen Writing Studio at 212 Kresge Library.
    • Use WCOnline, our online scheduler.The first time you visit the online scheduler, you will be prompted to register. The scheduler only recognizes @oakland.edu email addresses because our services are reserved for OU students, faculty, and staff. If you are a graduate of OU or if you have difficulty getting registered, simply call (248) 370-3120 when the center is open, and we will assist you.

Schedule an appointment now

Please review the following policies BEFORE you schedule an appointment:
  • Appointments during the fall and winter are 40 minutes; appointments in the summer are 55 minutes. Although the system reserves 45/60 minutes, the last five (5) are reserved for the consultant to complete the session survey and to prepare for the next appointment. 
  • Consultants generally do not have the opportunity to review papers before the client arrives. All activities related to the paper occur during the session.
  • Online appointments must be scheduled either over the phone ((248) 370-3120) or in person at 212 Kresge Library. These appointments are reserved for those who live out of state, are taking online classes, or have heath concerns that make it difficult to participate in a face-to-face appointment. Online appointments are synchronous, which means they occur in real time. While a client might upload the paper in advance, it will not be read until the session begins. In other words, all sessions occur as a chat between the client and the consultant. In no cases do consultants read the paper and send comments via email. To access an online consultation, log in to the online scheduler prior to your scheduled start time, click on your appointment, then click the "Start or Join Online Consultation" link. This will open a separate chat box where the online consultation will occur.
  • Undergraduate writers may schedule one (1) appointment per day/three (3) appointments per week. Advanced graduate writers and undergraduates who are working on a capstone may schedule up to two double appointments a week but they need to call the center to do so. Staff cannot override this policy, which is based on evidence-based research and OUWC staffing constraints.
  • Please note that group assignments follow the same guidelines as individual assignments. Only one member of a group working on a single assignment may schedule one (1) appointment per day/three (3) appointments per week for group projects.
  • If a client cannot attend a scheduled appointment, s/he must cancel it through the online scheduler or by calling the center at (248) 370-3120, so another client might make use of that appointment time. If the client is more than 10 minutes late and does not contact the OUWC to hold the appointment, this reservation may be canceled.
  • WCOnline will automatically suspend a client's privileges after a second "NO SHOW." Access will not be restored until the writer contacts the director, Dr. Sherry Wynn Perdue, at wynn@oakland.edu. At that time, the writer must promise to attend future appointments or cancel them in advance.