Writing Center COVID-19 FAQ

Is the Writing Center Still open?

Yes! We are open both online and in-person at 216 College Hall beginning September 7th, 2020.

Are remote/online consulting sessions available? 

Yes! You can schedule an appointment at the Online Writing Center. Sessions are conducted via Zoom.

How do I use Zoom for an online consulting session?

The Online Writing Center Guide for Students provides detailed instructions. Duquesne's Zoom support web page also provides additional information regarding Zoom.

Can I email my paper for a consultant to review?

No. Consultants will discuss your text with you via Zoom at the time of your appointment.

Are face-to-face/in person consulting sessions available?

Yes! Sessions are available on campus in our 216 College Hall location. Please make an appointment on the 216 College Hall schedule to meet with a consultant in person.

Are face masks required for face-to-face/in-person consulting sessions?

Yes, as specified in the COVID-19 Students and Parents FAQ and Duquesne Reopening Master Plan face coverings are required.

What if I forget my mask?

Visit the McAnulty College of Liberal Arts Dean's Office in 210 College Hall to pick up a disposable mask.

Am I allowed to wait for my face-to-face/in-person appointment in the Writing Center?

No. Because of social distancing requirements and occupancy guidelines, please come to the Writing Center only at your appointment time.

Will the Writing Center be open after Thanksgiving?

Yes. Because students will not be returning to campus, all sessions for finals week will be conducted online via Zoom.

Can I still request presentations or workshops for my class?

Yes! The Director and Assistant Director are available to present to your class via Zoom. Please email the Director with your request: Provide the course name and meeting time, requested topic, potential dates, enrollment, and any questions.

How do I contact the Writing Center with questions?

Email or call 412.396.5209. Email responses are more likely to receive a timely response.

Is there a PDF version of this available?

Yes. Visit here: COVID-19 FAQ