On behalf of the Marian E. Wright Writing Center staff, let me officially welcome you to our website. Our Center began in 1971 under the direction of Patrick Hartwell and Bob Bentley as a place to help under-prepared writers. In our 40-year history, we have never strayed from that mission. We have, of course, expanded our services, and the Writing Center now houses several campus-wide programs, including cross-curricular, graduate, speaking, online, and group tutoring, and we collaborate with faculty and students from nearly every discipline. So come visit us and see what we have to offer.  We're located in the Thompson Library, 3rd floor. Thank you for visiting the Writing Center website. If you have any questions, please contact me Jacob Blumner, Writing Center Director.


The UM-Flint Marian E. Wright Writing Center offers writing and speaking services to all disciplines across campus. Our tutors are eager to support you and your students’ needs. The following is a list of those services: 

Our services for faculty include:

  • Informational Classroom Visits: Want a tutor to visit your classroom? Click here to fill out a form to schedule a five to ten minute tutor visit to tell your students about our free services.
  • Tutoring Appointments: Want to get feedback on your assignments and handouts? A tutor can be a great resource to faculty as well. They can help you identify areas where students may have questions or problems. If you are working on articles or personal research, you can meet with a tutor for feedback. Please contact Vicky Dawson our Writing Center Coordinator to schedule an appointment.
  • Classroom Workshops: Do your students have a paper coming up soon? You can schedule a tutor to come to your class to assist in peer review groups.
  • Required Visits: If you require your students to visit the Writing Center, please encourage them to bring their assignment sheet, or send one to the Writing Center ahead of time to help tutors better prepare for appointments with your students.
  • Writing Center Statement for Your Syllabus: Use the statement below in your syllabus to inform students about the Writing Center 


The Writing Center can help you with any part of the writing or speaking process, from starting an assignment to the finished paper or speech. Tutors can help you with papers or speeches for any course on campus, graduate or undergraduate.  They can help with any problem you might have from organization to fluency and grammar. To schedule an appointment or learn more about the Writing Center, go to the Writing Center Website, call (810) 766-6602, or simply stop by the Thompson Library, 3rd Floor.  If you’re in an online class, online tutoring is available.  Check the website for details. 

Spread the word about the Writing Center. Our goal is to improve the writing experience for you and your students!

Please contact Jacob Blumner or Vicky Dawson for further information.