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 February 4, 2021.

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.

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: purdyj@duq.edu. 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 writingcenter@duq.edu 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