University of California, Riverside

Academic Resource Center

Undergraduate Writing Support Program

Writiing Support Program

The Undergraduate Writing Support Program provides writing support to all UCR undergraduate students through writing consultations and workshops. We provide writing assistance in any academic discipline during any stage of the writing process. Writing tutors are a complement to in-class instruction and instructor office hours. The Undergraduate Writing Support Program also works with faculty to develop course-specific writing support partnerships.

In addition to assignment-based writing support, the program provides targeted support to students applying to graduate/professional school, for prestigious scholarships/fellowships, Undergraduate Research Journal submissions, and Honors theses.

To schedule an appointment for writing support, please call the ARC at (951) 827-3721 or click on the Web Gateway icon on the left to access our digital appointment system. Only currently enrolled UCR undergraduate students may meet with ARC tutors.

**Please note that students may only make two appointments per week for writing assistance.**

Summer 2018: June 25 - Sept. 14

Appointments Drop-In

Monday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Engl 1A: MW 1-3pm
Engl 4:
MW 3-5pm

General Writing Support: Fri 12-2pm

Summer 2018 Writing Workshops

Grammar Workshops
Tuesday, Aug 28:

      1-1:30pm– Sentence Structure
     1:30-2pm Sentence Structure
Wednesday, Aug 29:
     12-12:30pm– Sentence Structure
     12:30-1pm Sentence Structure

Location: Academic Resource Center, Surge 156
RSVP: Here

NSF GRFP Writing Workshops
Personal Statements: Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2-3pm
                                      Wednesday, Aug. 8, 11am-12pm

Research Statements: Wednesday, Aug. 22, 10-11am
                                       Thursday, Aug. 23, 2-3pm

Location: Academic Resource Center, Surge 156
: Here

Fulbright Writing Workshops
Personal Statements: Tuesday, July 24, 11am-12pm
Statements of Grant Purpose: Wednesday, July 25, 1-2pm
Location: Academic Resource Center, Skye Hall (Surge) 156
RSVP: Here

Citation Workshops
APA: Tuesday, July 17, 12pm
MLA: Wednesday, July 18, 11am
          Thursday, July 19, 12pm

Location: Academic Resource Center, Surge 156
RSVP: Here


Health Professions Personal Statements (with HPAC)
Tuesday, June 19, 2-3:30pm
Wednesday, July 11, 9-10:30am
Location: Rivera 140
RSVP: Here

  • Appointments are one-on-one and last about an hour.
  • Students may only make two appointments per week, and the two appointments may not be back to back.
  • Students meeting with professional staff are limited to 3 appointments per project.
  • Graduate students should contact the Graduate Writing Center by going to

Program Coordinator
Jennifer Kavetsky, Ph.D.
(951) 827-2516

More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Academic Resource Center
Room 156, First Floor 380 Surge Building

Tel: (951) 827-3721
Fax: (951) 827-4543