Live Online Appointments

Make a Live Online Appointment

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we're offering Live Online Appointments. You'll use video, audio, chat, and a shared whiteboard to discuss your writing in real-time with one of our consultants. 

To make a Live Online Appointment, go to the “Live Online” scheduling grid on WCOnline, choose a time slot to meet with a Howe Writing Center (HWC) consultant, and then fill out the Appointment Form. In a Live Online Appointment, you may either upload your work to your Appointment Form in advance or share it with your consultant at the beginning of the appointment using WCOnline’s “whiteboard.” Text uploaded to the "whiteboard" will not maintain original formatting, so if your draft has complex formatting or graphics we recommend that you attach it to your appointment form as a Word Doc or PowerPoint instead. Know that you may also come to a Live Online Appointment without a draft, to discuss an assignment or to brainstorm ideas!

When it’s time for your consultation, go to WCOnline and click on your appointment. Your appointment form will appear. Click on “start or join live online consultation.” You will then be taken to your appointment screen, where video conferencing will begin. Your consultant will meet you there.

If you have questions about any aspect of our Live Online consulting platform, please contact HWC Manager Kate Francis ( or Director Lizzie Hutton (

Watch consultants Aja and Kendra explain how Live Online Appointments work.


The Howe Writing Center is committed to helping provide accommodations for all Miami writers who have scheduled writing center consultations. To request an accommodation, or to inquire about the accommodations we can provide (i.e., viewing or accessing materials in alternative formats, using assistive technologies during an in-person consultation), please contact Dr. Lizzie Hutton ( at least 2 business days prior to your consultation. We are also happy to collaborate with the Miller Center in providing such accommodations.

Spring 2021 Hours

Live Online Appointments
Monday, 1:00PM—4:00PM 
Tuesday, 12:00PM—3:00PM
Wednesday, 6:00PM—9:00PM
Sunday, 6:00PM—9:00PM

Written Online Appointments
Monday, 10:00AM—7:00PM
Tuesday, 10:00AM—7:00PM
Wednesday, 10:00AM—9:00PM
Thursday, 10:00AM—7:00PM
Friday, 10:00AM—5:00PM
Sunday, 1:00PM—9:00PM