Writing Center

In accordance with North Park University’s COVID-19 updates, the Writing Center is prepared to serve you remotely. Click here for instructions for initiating a remote drop-in, course conference, or graduate/SPS conference.

Don’t forget to sign in for your drop-in! Click here for the drop-in Google Form sign-in form.

Need a Writer Self-Assessment sheet for your course conference? Click here to download it.


The North Park University Writing Center provides free assistance to the university community through our drop-in center, one-on-one conferencing, and specialized workshops for all students enrolled in first-year Core Curriculum courses. Our undergraduate Writing Advisors (WA’s) are trained to respect the intellectual work and linguistic roots of all students. We aim to cultivate writing as a process and promote healthy, coordinated habits for writing and learning while providing a brave space where passion for language can be celebrated.

Interested in becoming a Writing Advisor? Visit our hiring web page or nominate yourself or a friend.


The Writing Center is closed for the summer and will reopen in the fall for the hours below. Undergraduate students interested in working with a WA on an appointment basis or graduate and SPS students interested in working with a professional writing coach over the summer can contact Melissa Pavlik at mpavlik@northpark.edu. In accordance with campus updates regarding COVID-19, these appointment will be remote.

4:00–8:00 pm

10:00 am–12:00 pm
1:00–5:00 pm
6:00–10:00 pm

Friday and Saturday

Remote conferences for graduate and SPS students can be scheduled with Nancy Hostetter by email at nhostetter1@northpark.edu or Melissa Pavlik at https://calendly.com/mpavlik or mpavlik@northpark.edu.


Have feedback? We’d love to hear it!

Melissa Pavlik
Writing Center Director and Assistant Professor
Brandel Library, Room 123
(773) 244-4918

Jenny Ingersoll
Writing Center Assistant Director and Lecturer
Brandel Library, Room 114
(773) 244-5786


Find us online or on the first floor of Brandel Library.

Brandel Library 123
N Christiana Ave
Chicago, IL 60625


Learn how the Writing Center can help you, and what we do to help our community both within North Park University and beyond.


Find resources for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, and anyone looking for writing and learning tools.

What’s New in the Writing Center?

New Writing Center Feedback Form!

We’d love both your kudos and critique so we can keep improving our services. Look for the salmon-colored paper hanging in the Writing Center, scan the QR code, and leave your feedback. You can also access the form here.

The Writing Center is Online!

The Writing Center has migrated its services online while we shelter in place. Click here for instructions about using the Writing Center remotely.