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About Us

The Sweetland Center for Writing, a comprehensive writing center, exists to support student writing at all levels and in all forms and modes.

To accomplish this mission, Sweetland oversees the College of LSA’s First-Year and Upper-Level writing requirements, offers one-to-one tutoring for undergraduate and graduate students in our faculty-led Writing Workshop and undergraduate Peer Writing Center, and teaches writing courses from the 100 to the graduate level.

Sweetland provides support for all multilingual and international undergraduate students, offering a range of credit-bearing courses and sessions at our Writing Workshop and Peer Writing Center. We also assist faculty who are teaching multilingual students with resources and seminars.

In addition, Sweetland offers the Sweetland Minor in Writing, teaches and supports new media and multimodal forms of writing, and runs the invitational Dissertation Writing Institute and Sweetland Fellows Seminar. Sweetland offers consultations and workshops for instructors and students across the University, and conducts research on writing.

Academic Offices

Sweetland Center for Writing

1310 North Quad
105 S. State Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1285

phone 734.764.0429 | fax 734.763.9148


Writing Consultation Locations

Writing Workshop: 1310 North Quad
Peer Writing Center: 2160 Shapiro Undergraduate Library
Peer Writing Center satellite: 1059 Alice Lloyd Hall

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Statement

The Sweetland Center for Writing exists to support student writing at all levels and in all forms and modes. In our work with all students, we aim to cultivate the habits of mind necessary for full commitment to a functioning democracy: a respect for facts and evidence, the ability to understand and craft reasoned and complex arguments, and the pursuit of honest, compassionate inquiry.

As a writing center, we oppose all expressions of bigotry and hate. Given the degree to which writing, identity, and language are intertwined, we reject rhetoric that denigrates others based on any identity category, such as race, religion, gender expression, sexual orientation, immigration status, national origin, language, ethnicity, sex, ability status, socioeconomic status, age, body type, or political party. Therefore, we commit to critiquing and counteracting both individual and structural oppression in order to create a safer, more just university for all students.

We acknowledge that the University of Michigan was formed and has grown through connections with the land stewarded by Niswi Ishkodewan Anishinaabeg: The Three Fires People who are the Ojibwe, Odawa, and Potawatomi along with their neighbors, the Seneca, Delaware, Shawnee and Wyandot Nations.

Directions to the North Quad building

Directions to our offices in North Quad

The best way to Sweetland offices is through the Washington Street entrance (at Thayer) through the main tower doors.

To use the stairs

After entering the main tower doors, take the stairs located to your immediate right down. At the bottom of the stairs, continue straight down the hallway (do not go right into the Media Gateway). You will see an archway with Sweetland Center for Writing and Language Resource Center signage above it. We are on the left.

To use the elevator

After entering the main tower doors, continue straight from the lobby towards the Media Gateway; the elevator will be on your left before entering the Media Gateway. Take the elevator down to the first floor, turn right out of the elevator, then right again down the hallway. You will see Sweetland Center for Writing and Language Resource Center on the hallway arch. We are on the left.