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University Writing Center


Students at The University of Southern Mississippi have access to individualized assistance with writing assignments for any course through the University’s Writing Center on the Hattiesburg campus. The center offers personalized assistance at any stage of the writing process, including brainstorming for topic ideas, developing an outline, conducting research, or learning proofreading skills.

The Writing Center is centrally located in Cook Library (first floor just past Starbucks).

To make an appointment, call 601.266.4821, stop by #112 Cook Library, or schedule online at

Appointments are up to 45 minutes long and begin on the hour. To make the best of your appointment:

  1. Bring printed copies your assignment instructions and notes/drafts.
  2. Arrive on time, or call to confirm your appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late and do not call to indicate that you are running late, your appointment will be cancelled and filled from our waiting list.
  3. If you miss  two appointments without calling, you may be denied access to the scheduling system for the remainder of the semester.
  4. Online appointments are available for distance learners, and are hosted through our online schedulding system. Appointment times are displayed in Central Time.

Contact Us

University Writing Center
Cook Library 112

Hattiesburg Campus

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