Writing Center (Stafford Campus)

Welcome to the Stafford Writing Center

At the Stafford Writing Center, we help students, staff, and faculty take their written communication skills to the next level. We can help at any stage of the writing process, from brainstorming ideas to refining a full draft. Whether you’re new to academic writing and looking to learn the basics or you have more advanced concerns, we have something to offer.


We are no longer accepting walk-ins. To schedule an appointment either online or in person, please call Dr. Gwen Hale at 540-654-1036 or you can schedule an appointment for our Fredericksburg Campus location (ITCC 430) yourself by visiting: http://academics.umw.edu/writing-fredericksburg/schedule-an-appointment/


Online Option

You don’t just have to meet us in person. You can book a time to have a virtual meeting. Meetings take place via the conferences tab of the canvas course, Writing Center Online Meetings, in which all active students are enrolled, but  meetings cannot be scheduled on the Canvas page. You must call us. At or before the time of your appointment, your tutor will send you an invitation to the Canvas conference. We use voice and screensharing for these meetings. We recommend using a headset with an attached mic. If you do not have one of your own, you can check one out at the Stafford Campus Library. Other technical requirements include:

  • Mac OS 10x or Windows 7 or 8
  • Flash plugin version 11.2 or higher
  • Java runtime 7u51 or later
  • 1.0 Mbits/sec downstream or 0.5Mbits/sec upstream bandwidth