Writing Center


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? CLICK HERE


We will reopen in Week 3 of the Spring term on Monday, 1/27/2020.

10:00 am–12:00 pm
1:00–5:00 pm
6:00–10:00 pm
4:00–8:00 pm

Graduate drop-in conferences with a professional coach take place Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00–10:00 pm. Distance conferencing is available for SPS and graduate students. Click here for details.


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 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.

New Friday hours!

We heard your demands and have opened up new drop-in hours on Fridays from 1:00 to 5:00 pm. Have more feedback to share about the Writing Center? Use our new feedback form.