Fall 2021

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Fall 2021 Hours

We are pleased to offer in-person consultations once again! This fall we have both in-person consultations (Monday - Friday) and interactive, remote writing consultations (Monday - Sunday), beginning August 30th.  The Writing Lab, located in 128 Capen, is now open for walk-in appointments (Monday - Thursday)! 

In-Person Hours:

Main Center
Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm

Writing Lab
Mondays and Wednesdays 11am - 3pm
Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am - 3pm

Questions? Email writing@buffalo.edu.

Scheduling instructions

Our WCOnline schedule requires a quick registration.  White rectangles indicate an open appointment. Should you have any problem, please email writing@buffalo.edu.

Once logged in, select a time or consultant fitting your needs and click on the open spot on the schedule. Note to the right of the consultant's name, their level and whether they are seeing writers online or in person. After completing the form you should receive a confirmation email.

For in person appointments, come to 209 Baldy Hall at the time of your appointment.  

For online appointments,  simply log into the schedule, click into the appointment at the scheduled time and click the green link "start or join consultation". You can enable audio/video chat. There is also text chat. Cut and paste your document into the shared screen. If you make changes to the document during the consultation be sure to cut and paste the document back into your word processing program.

If you're feeling sick

We will switch your appointment to online. Just notify us through email (writing@buffalo.edu) or phone (716-645-5139) and we will take care of the rest!

Choosing the right consultant:  

We have undergraduate, MA and PhD level writing consultants on staff.  If you are a graduate student, please do not schedule with an undergraduate consultant.  The consultant designation is beside the name of the consultant on the left side of the schedule. 

Ex.  Eric (PhD) 

Be sure to also note the location of the appointment

Ex.  Eric (PhD, in person) means that Eric will be working that shift in 209 Baldy Hall and you should report there for your appointment.  

Avoiding "no shows"

If you do not cancel your appointment at least one hour in advance you will be marked as a "no show."  Three no-show appointments will result in your ability to make appointments being disabled.  Help us maximize our resources by eliminating "no shows" this semester!  (To cancel an appointment, simply log into the schedule, click on your appointment and hit "cancel."  (You will be unable to cancel when there is less than an hour before your appointment, resulting in a "missed appointment" in our system). Email writing@buffalo.edu with questions.  

Technological Problems

With remote appointments, technological disruptions can be expected on occassion.  The problem could lie with the connection on either the writer or consultant's end, or it could be a momentary disruption with the WCOnline scheduling platform server.  If you experience a disruption, try to leave and re-enter the appointment.  You and your consultant can make an arrangement to meet via Zoom or another platform. If the problem persists, email writing@buffalo.edu and we will try to get you rescheduled promptly.  

Converting an in person appointment to online:  If you find yourself unable to make it to an in person appointment, especially if you are not feeling well, call the Center 716-645-5139 to convert your appointment to online.  In such cases, the consultant will send you a Zoom link.  

The online function is really neat! It allows me to utilize this service while I am abroad.