Writing Center

Students working together on a laptop in the UNK Writing Center

  • Free, friendly, face-to-face and online assistance with all writing projects at any point in the writing process.
  • Appointments of 30 minutes or 60 minutes are available year-round.
  • Late Policy—Please arrive on time! If you are 10 or more minutes late, we allow other students to use your appointment time.
  • Please have a professor fill out a permission form for any take-home exams.
  • Students may schedule two hours of tutoring per week. Students wanting additional hours must speak with the director.

Contact Information

C.T. Ryan Library, 2nd Floor, Suite 223- East Side

Phone: (308) 865-8905

Patrick Hargon, M.F.A.
Learning Commons Associate Director

Schedule an Appointment

Fall & Spring Semesters

Monday - Thursday   9:00am - 9:00pm

Friday  9:00am - 3:00pm

To Schedule an appointment:

Call the Welcome Desk (308) 865-8905


Schedule your own appointment: https://tutortrac.unk.edu/tracweb40/default.html

Tutoring Schedule

Fall & Spring Semesters

Writing Center Hours:

M-Th 9am - 9pm

F 9am-3pm

To Schedule an appointment:

Call the Welcome Desk (308) 865-8905


Schedule your own appointment: https://tutortrac.unk.edu/tracweb40/default.html

eTutoring--Submit Your Writing or Work with a Tutor Online

EMAIL eTutoring

This link will allow you to submit essays for review by a writing tutor: https://unk.campuslabs.com/engage/submitter/form/start/140735

Apologies for the technical difficulties we've been experiencing with this service. Thank you for your patience if you have been trying to submit!

--Patrick Hargon

Only Available during the Fall & Spring Semesters! You may submit your writing for tutors to review. Please click here to submit your work online. Tutors will NOT proofread; instead,they will point out strengths and areas in need of improvement in your writing, ask you questions to help you think more critically about your writing and audience, and provide resources you can use to improve as a writer.

You can expect your work to be returned within 2-4 days,not counting weekends.

LIVE Online eTutoring

Only Available During the Fall & Spring Semesters! The Writing Center now offers online appointments using Zoom web conferencing software. To utilize this resource you will need to make an appointment by phone through the Welcome Desk (8905), have working speakers and a microphone, and be available to speak with your consultant during your scheduled time. Please click here to review the instructions; they will walk you through the necessary steps for making and conducting your appointment. Live Online eTutoring offer the opportunity for real-time interactions between you and your tutor, where you can discuss any questions or concerns you may have with your writing. As always, you can use this service at any stage in the writing process, from brainstorming to a final draft. We look forward to working with you!

Students with disabilities are encouraged to contact the Writing Center for a confidential discussion of their individual needs for academic accommodation. It is the policy of the University of Nebraska at Kearney to provide flexible and individualized reasonable accommodation to students with documented disabilities.
To receive accommodation services for a disability, students must be registered with UNK Disabilities Services for Students, in the Academic Success Office, 163 Memorial Student Affairs Building, 308-865-8214 or by email unkdso@unk.edu.