University of California, Riverside

Academic Resource Center

Undergraduate Writing Center

Writiing Support Program

The Undergraduate Writing Center 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 Writing Center also works with faculty to develop course-specific writing support partnerships.

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

Appointments are one-on-one and last about an hour. 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. Graduate students should contact the Graduate Writing Center by going to

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

Fall 2017

October 9 - December 8
Monday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Wednesday: 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
9 a.m.-7 p.m.
9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Fall 2017 Writing Workshops

Citation Workshops (Week 3)
Come learn the basics of APA, MLA, and CMS citation styles to help you with your academic papers all year.

Monday, October 16

11:00am-11:30am, Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)
11:30am-12:00pm, American Psychological Association (APA)
12:00-12:30pm, Modern Language Association (MLA)

Thursday, October 19

2:30-3:00pm, Chicago Manual of Style (CMS)
3:00-3:30pm, Modern Language Association (MLA)
3:30pm-4:00pm, American Psychological Association (APA)

Location: Academic Resource Center, Surge 156

To RSVP, please click here.

All ARC workshops are for undergraduate students only.

Personal Statements (Week 5)
November 1, 2:00-3:00pm
November 2, 10:00-11:00am
Location: Academic Resource Center, Surge 156

Grammar Workshops (Week 6)
Review the use of various grammar concepts, such as verb tense, prepositions, articles, nouns, and even sentence structure. Exact dates and times coming soon!
Location: Academic Resource Center, Surge 156

Undergraduate NSF GRFP Support Program

NSF GRFP Essay Appointments
We help undergraduate students draft and revise their Personal Statements and Research Statements for the NSF GRFP. To schedule an appointment with us, please call the ARC at (951) 827-3721 or click on the Web Gateway icon on the left to access our digital appointment system.

Student Success Programs
Undergraduates planning to apply to the NSF GRFP are encouraged to also meet with Gladis Herrera-Berkowitz in Student Success Programs. To learn more, please see:

Graduate Students!
Writing support at the ARC is for undergraduates only! For graduate student writing support, please contact the Graduate Writing Center at

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

Assistant Program Coordinator
Christine Tsai-Taing, M.A.
(951) 827-4385

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