The Center for Writing Studies

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Writers Workshop


Our five locations are listed below along with descriptions of each location. If you would like to make an appointment at any of these locations, schedule online at or call (217) 333-8796. See our schedule page for hours.

UGL Location and Accessibility

Undergraduate Library

The main location of the Writers Workshop is room 251 of the Undergraduate Library--on the upper level of the UGL (the same level as the circulation desks), which is accessible by both stairs and an elevator. This space contains a range of seating options, including round tables located just outside the entrance to the Workshop (ideal for group consultations) and cubicles inside the Workshop (ideal for individuals who would prefer to work in a quieter environment). We also host our drop-in hours and Research-and-Writing Consultations in this location on Sunday from 6-9pm and Monday-Thursday 4-9pm. The ADA Accessibility map and information for the Undergraduate Library can be found here.



Sunday, 1-9pm; Monday-Thursday, 10am-9pm; Friday, 10am-4pm



Burrill Hall Location and Accessibility

Burrill Hall


Room 101, Burrill Hall

This location can be accessed via the southwest entrance of Burrill Hall (via ramp or stairs). After entering the building on the first floor, turn left to enter the Microbiology Learning Center (Room 101). The Microbiology Learning Center includes a computer lab and study rooms, and the Writers Workshop offers consultations in one of these study rooms (Room 115). Feel free to ask the front desk worker in the Microbiology Learning Center if you need assistance locating this space. The ADA Accessibility map and information for Burrill can be found here.

Burrill Interior


Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 3-5pm; Tuesday and Friday, 1-3pm


The Burrill Hall (biosciences) satellite is intended for writers in the sciences. Writers from other backgrounds may use the site, but priority is given to work from scientific disciplines.



Grainger Location and Accessibility

Grainger Library


Room 402, Grainger Library, Springfield Avenue

Located on the fourth floor and northwest side of the Grainger Engineering Library, Room 402 is a group study room and is ideal for group consultations and students who would prefer to work in a quieter setting. This space includes a large table, multiple chairs, and a monitor hookup. The ADA Accessibility map and information for Grainger can be found here.


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Monday, 2-6pm; Tuesday, 1-4pm; Wednesday, 11am-6pm; Thursday, 10am-1pm, and 4-7pm; Friday, 10am-2pm


The Grainger satellite is convenient for writers on the north end of campus.  While engineering students often visit this location, we also welcome writers from other fields to schedule a consultation in this location.



Ikenberry Location and Accessibility

Ikenberry Dining Hall


Room 2010B, Ikenberry Dining Hall (the Ike)

The Ikenberry satellite can be found on the second floor of the Ikenberry Learning Commons (Room 2010). Ikenberry’s Learning Commons includes tables, computers, and the Ikenberry Library, as well as a handful of group study rooms. The Writers Workshop satellite can be found in one of these group study rooms, Room 2010B, which contains a large table and chairs, a dry erase board, and a monitor hookup. The ADA Accessibility map and information for Ikenberry can be found here.


Ikenberry inside



Sunday-Thursday, 5:30pm-8:30pm


Part of the two-story Ikenberry Learning Commons, this Writers Workshop location is ideal for writers on the west side of campus, for writers who prefer a quieter environment for their consultations, and for writers who prefer evening consultations.


PAR Location and Accessibility

Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls


Room 106 (Urbana South, Living Learning Community Office)

Use the Pennsylvania Avenue Residence Halls (PAR) entrance on Circle Drive. Please note that PAR shares the drive with the Florida Avenue Residence Halls; the PAR buildings are on the north side. Buzz the front desk and let them know that you are there for the Writers Workshop. Go up the one short flight of stairs, turn left, go to the hall, then turn right. Room 106 is the first door on the left. The Silver Sunday bus route serves FAR/PAR every 20 minutes, and the Teal Sunday bus route also services FAR/PAR.



Sunday, 1-5pm


This location is convenient for writers on the southeast side of campus and for those who prefer Sunday afternoon consultations


Online Consultations

In addition to our on-campus locations, the Writers Workshop also offers online sessions to better support writers on and off campus. All of our online appointments are synchronous, which means that they happen in real-time using video and audio components. You don't need any special software (though a webcam and mic will help -- otherwise, you'll have to rely on a chat function); just make an appointment through our online scheduling system. For more information about how to make an appointment, please see our online tutoring page here.