Locations and Hours

To protect the health and safety of the Miami community during the COVID-19 pandemic, all Howe Writing Center consultations are happening virtually.

Most of the online consultations we offer are Written Online Appointments. In a Written Online Appointment, you pick an appointment time, upload your writing document(s), and complete a detailed appointment form. There is no live interfacing with your consultant. The consultant reads and responds to your work, returning written feedback shortly after the end of your appointment time.

We also offer Live Online Appointments. In a Live Online Appointment, you meet with a consultant in real-time via video conferencing. You'll use video, audio, chat, and a shared whiteboard to discuss your writing.

If you have any questions about scheduling an appointment with us, please contact Howe Writing Center Manager Kate Francis (francik@miamioh.edu). 


King Library

Our main location on the first floor of King Library, established in 2007, features an open concept with several tables and meeting areas to write and meet with consultants about your writing. When you arrive you’ll see a welcome desk where you check in for your appointment. You’re welcome to use an open table even if you don’t have an appointment, so please make yourself at home.

B.E.S.T. Library

Our B.E.S.T Center satellite location is located on the main floor of Laws Hall in the B.E.S.T. Library. Established in Spring 2013, this satellite was created for the convenience of students with courses near or study schedules in the B.E.S.T Library. When you enter the B.E.S.T. Library, you’ll see the circulation desk immediately on your right. Our consultation area is to the left in the corner area. Just look for the Howe Writing Center sign and check in with the consultant.

Peabody Hall

Our satellite location in Peabody Hall was established in 2008 and is referred to as the Windate Writing Center in honor of a grant from Helen Windate. This center is located on the lower floor of Peabody in Room 18. Just look for the Writing Center sign and check in with the consultant.


The HWC offers written online appointments for students not currently doing coursework on Miami's Oxford campus. You can upload your assignment to us and receive feedback on it at a time of your choosing. During your scheduled appointment time, a consultant will read and respond to your draft, and you will your receive written feedback soon thereafter.   

Written online consultations are available to all Miami writers for the summer 2020 semester. Visit our Written Online Appointments page to make an online appointment. Full instructions for how to schedule an appointment and upload your work are provided there as well.

Note: Written online consultations are not "live"--they involve no real-time interaction (through video, audio, or chat) between a writer and a consultant. Instead, writers upload their work prior to a consultation and consultants spend the scheduled consultation time responding to this work in writing. Writers then receive this written feedback over email.

Exam Week Hours (5/10–5/14)

Written Online Appointments
Monday, 10:00AM—7:00PM
Tuesday, 10:00AM—7:00PM
Wednesday, 10:00AM—3:00PM
Thursday, 10:00AM—5:00PM
Friday, 12:00PM—1:00PM