Making an Appointment

Writing assistance is available in 30-minute blocks. Writers may utilize the writing center an unlimited amount of times throughout the academic year. 

Making An Appointment

The writing center has set hours when consultants are available to writers.  You can schedule an appointment by signing up in our scheduler at the writing center, calling the center at 701-788-5240, or e-mailing the writing center director at  Walk-in appointments are available, but we recommend making appointments ahead of time to ensure that a consultant is available. To cancel an appointment, simply e-mail your assigned consultant and let them know or erase your name from the scheduler.

Distance Students

Distance students are also welcome to use the writing center!  To make an appointment, e-mail the writing center director at  We will fit you into a 30-minute time slot with a consultant in the same way that we do for on-site appointments, but we will complete the appointment asynchronously through e-mail.  Please make sure to e-mail the consultant your paper and assignment before the appointment time so everything is on schedule.  To cancel an online appointment, simply e-mail your assigned consultant and let them know.

When You Arrive At Your Appointment

Please bring your assignment rubric and class materials. For example, if you are writing a paper for an English course, please bring the assignment prompt, course text, and most recent draft with you. Paper copies of drafts are strongly preferred so we can make notes during the session. When you begin the appointment, the consultant will ask for more information about the assignment in order to see where you are in the writing process. The consultant will read your work and discuss your writing with you. Feel free to ask questions and take ownership of your work! A writing center appointment should be a conversation, not a one-sided lecture. After your appointment, you will have the option to make another appointment and/or send your instructor a feedback form.

If you are unable to make your appointment, please notify your consultant ahead of time so we can open up that timeslot to other writers. 

Writing Center Hours: Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday: 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.


Tuesday: 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.




Thursday: 10:00a.m.-4:00p.m.


Friday: 10:00a.m.-12:00p.m.


Writing Center Hours: Summer Semester 

The Writing Center is available by appointment through the summer session. If you need to make an appointment, please contact Erin Kunz at 701-788-5240 or 


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