University Writing Support Center

Please use one of the methods below to contact the MSUM University Writing Support Center or to request information.


We are currently taking online and in-person appointments.  Please refer to the schedule.  We will also take walk-in clients, but clients with appointments will be given priority.

Our hours will be 9:00am to 9:00pm M-F; 11:00am to 9:00pm Saturday; and 2:00pm to 9:00pm on Sunday.  

Exceptions to Regular Hours:

March 12-19| Closed

March 20 | 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

April 14-17 | Closed


Register and Schedule an Appointment with a Writing Tutor.

The UWSC will reopen August 30th.  Our office is open as of October 4th.

Our hours will be 9:00am to 9:00pm M-F; 11:00am to 9:00pm Saturday; and 2:00pm to 9:00pm.  Please refer to the schedule to see when in-person appointments are available.


University Writing Support Center frequently asked questions.


Phone: 218.477.
Fax: 218.477.


We are currently only taking online appointments.

Mailing Address

University Writing Support Center
1104 7th Ave S
Moorhead, MN 56563

University Writing Support Center Director

Patrick Carriere
School of Performing Arts
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4616218.477.4616
CA 116C
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University Writing Support Center Consultants

The Writing Consultants: Please note that although each tutor has one or more specialty areas, each tutor is qualified to offer advice on any type of writing a student may bring.

  • Kate Bonnett:

Hello! My name is Kate Bonnett. I’m a junior majoring in Theatre with an acting emphasis and minoring in English. I'm also a student leader with MSUM Cru, and a part-time barista (because apparently I couldn't think of anything more cliche). Growing up I used to read the dictionary for fun, and I was always correcting other people's grammar... which made me a pretty annoying kid, but hopefully makes me a halfway decent tutor. Whether it's on the stage or on paper, I am a firm believer in the power of words, and I'm here to help you make yours the best they can be. 

  • Dillon Elstad, Head Tutor::

Hi, my name is Dillon! I'm currently a junior who is studying English with a writing emphasis and is minoring in Film Production. I'm very passionate about literature and film, despite having my own grievances with the current direction each of these mediums have been going the past decade. While educated on formal English practices, my personal work excels when it comes to subjects that are heavily influenced by humor and satire. I care very deeply about writing and literature, and I hope to share that love wherever it may be needed.

  • Natalie Mutschelknaus:

Hi! I’m Natalie, a junior at MSUM majoring in English with an emphasis in literature and minoring in Chinese, marketing, and music. I know it looks like a lot, but I really love what I study. Along with UWSC, I also work at the Target Starbucks in Moorhead, so I’d love to know your Starbucks order. You can also find me walking dogs for Homeward Animal Shelter in my spare time. I like baking, playing piano, reading, and talking to my parents on the phone. I’d love to help you out with any aspect of your paper! 

  • Ruth Langford:

Hello! My name is Ruth Langford, and I am majoring in Communication Arts and Literature Education here at MSUM. I am hoping to be an English teacher so helping you with your paper is an extremely valuable experience for me! I enjoy many kinds of literature and writing but creative writing, science fiction, and poetry are some of my favorites. In my free time I love to read, hang out with friends, volunteer, travel, and go hiking. I love coffee, and I work as a barista part time. If you need some assistance with any part of your essay, I would love to help!  

  • Garrett Whitmore:

Hello, my name is Garrett Whitmore. I am an English education major here at MSUM. I’m into a bunch of stuff—cool stuff, slick stuff, neat stuff. Chances are I’m into what you’re into. I read a bunch of stories, I write a bunch of stories, and I’ll help you write yours.