MakeAppointmentLocated on the first floor of Mervyn Sterne Library, the University Writing Center is UAB students' go-to place for help with any kind of writing. In a friendly and professional one-on-one setting, the UWC teaches students to use writing to discover, apply, and communicate knowledge. UWC services are free and available to all UAB students! See below for descriptions of all our services.

Need help using our online system?
Watch these short videos to learn how to create an account, make an appointment, make an online appointment, reschedule or cancel an appointment, and join the waiting list.

Face-to-Face Sessions

In a session of 30 or 60 minutes, a trained, experienced UWC tutor will help you with any kind of writing. You can come in for help at any stage of the writing process, from understanding your assignment all the way to putting the finishing touches on a final draft.  While we do not edit for students, we can help writers learn about their common errors and develop better editing processes. Please see attached handout for more information.

eTutoring and Online Tutoring

Exclusively for online students, we offer asynchronous eTutoring and syncrhonous Online Tutoring. With eTutoring, students upload a paper to our online system and receive feedback from a tutor. With Online Tutoring, students upload a paper to our online system and chat about it in real-time with a tutor. Just like with face-to-face sessions, we focus primarily on higher-order concerns and do not edit for students. Please see attached handout for more information.


If you have a specific question about writing, Ask-a-Tutor can help. Simply email with your question. A tutor will get back to you within 48 business hours.

Spring 2016 Hours (January 11-April 22) Note: UWC is not open during exam week

Monday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM-9:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM-Noon
Sunday (online only) 2:00 PM-6:00 PM

Faculty: Looking for handouts to give your students? We have a general handout on all of our services and a handout about online tutoring. We also have a handout describing common types of sessions. Feel free to print and distribute any or all of these!