University Writing

Student Programs

Click here to register for programs via our calendar of events.


Journal articles

Graduate students working on longer projects—such as a thesis, dissertation, ePortfolio, or piece for publication—are invited to register for WriteFest. Over four sessions, participants will explore and practice mindfulness-based habits and skills that support their wellbeing and productivity while writing. During each session, participants will also have dedicated time to write alongside peers in a supportive environment, with refreshments provided. Graduate students can register to participate either in-person, in the University Writing Studio on the second floor of RBD Library (Room 2056), or virtually, via Zoom, and are expected to attend all four sessions. Sessions will be held on the following dates from 11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.: February 13, February 27, March 12, and March 26.

Please complete this survey by February 11 to register for the program. 


Graduate Writing Partners

One-on-one support
Individualized consultations
Standing appointments each week

The Graduate Writing Partners Program pairs graduate students with a Miller Writing Center peer consultant for a semester’s worth of one-on-one writing appointments. These appointments help graduate students improve their writing abilities and communication skills in their disciplines. Participants will benefit from consistent, semester-long, individualized consultations with graduate writing consultants and must commit to attending two hours of standing appointments each week for the entire semester (two hours per week for 16 weeks). Attendance can be in-person or virtual. To be eligible for this program, you must have an advisor/professor who is willing to submit a recommendation. Participation in Graduate Writing Partners is limited to one semester to allow University Writing to serve as many students as possible. 

Please complete this application by March 31 to apply for the summer or fall semester. 


Writing Groups

Accountability group
Write every week
Celebrate accomplishments

A semester-long writing group can help you maintain a healthy writing routine and progress on your current writing projects, such as your dissertation, thesis, course project, conference presentation, piece for publication, report, or ePortfolio. Participants will check in with their group members to share their weekly writing goals, reflect on their writing progress and challenges, and encourage each other. You can specify whether you have already formed a writing group that you’d like to continue with the support of University Writing, or whether you would like to be matched with other writers across the university. 

Please complete this survey by January 31 to register for the fall semester. 


Graduate Research & Writing Studio

Research writing
Long projects
Finding sources
Expert feedback

Would you benefit from writing in the company of other students with expert assistance on hand? If so, consider signing up for the Graduate Research and Writing Studio. This weekly writing retreat will run every Thursday between January 25 and April 11 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. in the University Writing Studio (RBD Library 2056). The Studio will offer a sense of community, access to a research librarian and a graduate writing consultant, and light refreshments, all to help you achieve your writing goals. The Graduate Research and Writing Studio is a program sponsored by the Libraries and by University Writing.

Please complete this survey to register for the program.

Student Opportunities

University Writing supports writing across Auburn, and we value hiring students from all disciplines and backgrounds. We are especially interested in employing students who have unique skills and experiences related to language and communication, such as students who speak multiple languages, students who identify as strong writers or strong learners, and students who have experience writing in a range of disciplines.

Graduate Program Assistants

University Writing offers full-time program assistantships that include a monthly stipend and full tuition remission. Graduate Program Assistants serve clients in the Miller Writing Center, facilitate workshops, develop teaching materials, assist with administrative tasks, and implement additional projects that align with their professional goals. Additionally, we offer assistantships in partnership with the College of Human Sciences, the College of Liberal Arts, and the McWhorter School of Building Science.

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year. 

The GA position description and application directions are available in two formats:

MWC Peer Consultants

Miller Writing Center peer consultants are the primary providers of support to student writing at Auburn University. Peer consultants assist clients with writing projects through one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions. 

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year.

The position description and application directions are available in two formats:

MWC Front Desk Representatives

Front desk representatives (FDRs) assist with daily operations and provide administrative support to the Miller Writing Center at Auburn University.  

We are currently accepting applications for the 2024-25 academic year.

The position description and application directions are available in two formats:

Outstanding ePortfolio Award

The Outstanding ePortfolio Award recognizes exceptional professional ePortfolios created by Auburn University students. Faculty and staff members are invited to nominate up to two students who have created distinguished ePortfolios. Students may also nominate themselves.

We are accepting nominations and submissions until March 15, 2024. 

The call for nominations is available in two formats:

Sustainability Essay Award

The Outstanding Sustainability Essay Award, presented in partnership with the Academic Sustainability Program, recognizes an essay that cogently reflects on the holistic nature of sustainability and analyzes the relationship between the self and the physical environment. Submissions should be no longer than 1,000 words.

We are accepting submissions until March 15, 2024.

The call for submissions is available in two formats:

Last updated: 02/28/2024