University Writing Commons

University Writing Commons (UWC)

Welcome to NAU's University Writing Commons! Please visit our webpage to make an appointment and find out more about the UWC.

Our Locations & Times for F17
Day     Location     Times
Monday-Thursday      Health & Learning Center (Green Scene Café, 3rd Floor)     9am-Noon      
        University Union (Inclusion and Multicultural Services, Room 105) 9am-Noon
 Cline Library (2nd Floor, Room 240)9am-5pm
FridayCline Library (2nd Floor, Room 240)9am-1pm
*Check back for further details

Needs-Based Appointments and Walk-In Hours

We offer needs-based appointments and walk-in hours for students, staff and faculty. Schedule the appointment yourself or come to any location during operating hours and our Student Assistants will gladly assist you.

Faculty Notes

We are very happy to work with your students in the UWC. Successful sessions are a balance of student interest and willingness to take an active role in shaping their documents through revision and editing feedback. Students who are required to attend our sessions or who come for an extra-credit signature are often disinterested and do not benefit from our sessions. Therefore, we do not sign attendance verifications and recommend that faculty require students to address any revisions completed as a result of the feedback during the session. This approach to extra-credit encourages students to become pro-active in their writing.

Please contact us if you wish to work on effective alternatives to our traditional sessions to help your students improve their writing in your courses: 


The University Writing Commons is committed to assisting students, staff and faculty in the development, adaptation and improvement of writing, research, design and presentation inside and outside of the academic classroom. Writing is important for both discovery and communication. Our approach to writing is collaborative, and we encourage the individual style, goals and talents of every writer.