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.

Due to staffing availability, our hours differ from daily.  Please read the schedule carefully.   Our regular hours will be as follows:

Monday:          9:00 AM-10:00 AM, 11:00 AM-8:00 PM

Tuesday:          9:00 AM-10:00 AM, NOON-10:00 PM

Wednesday:     9:00 AM-4:00 PM, 7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Thursday:        9:00 AM-10:00 AM, NOON-10:00 PM

Friday:            9:00 AM-5:00 PM, 5:00 PM-10:00 PM (online only)

Saturday:        NOON-4:00 PM

Sunday:           1:00 PM-10:00 PM

Exceptions to Regular Hours:

September 3-5 | Closed

October 1-2 | Closed

November 10 | 9:00 a.m. - 10: a.m.; NOON - 8:00 p.m.

November 11-12 | Closed

November 13 | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

November 22-23 | Close at 4:00 p.m.

November 24-26 | Closed

November 27 | 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

December 7 | Closed for the Semester


Register and Schedule an Appointment with a Writing Tutor.

We offer both online and in-person appointments, please make sure that you register for your preferred type of appointment.


University Writing Support Center frequently asked questions.


Phone: 218.477.
Fax: 218.477.


Livingston Lord Library Main Floor.  Please check the online schedule to make sure in-person appointments are available.

Mailing Address

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

University Writing Support Center Director

Patrick Carriere, PhD, MA, BA, BS, AA
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.

  • Kaylee Drew:
    • Heyo! I’m Kaylee Drew (she/her). I’m majoring in English: Creative writing. I’m a huge nerd and obsessed with everything DC and Marvel. I could ramble on about superheroes and comics all day long. I’m especially skilled when it comes to works of fiction or creative nonfiction, but I can help you with essays, papers, or anything you need!
  • Kate Duenow:
    • Hi there! My name is Kate and I go by she/her pronouns. I am going on my third year as a psychology major and sociology minor. My biggest strengths for writing revolve around structuring arguments and adding descriptive imagery. I know writing can be a very daunting task for many, which is why I am more than happy to help with any concerns with your writing and to help you boost your confidence in yourself as a writer. My favorite activities to do in my free time include writing songs, baking, and watching New Girl, Psych, or House.
  • D. Elstad, Head Tutor:
    • Hi, my name is D.! 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.
  • 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!  
  • Noah Severud:
    • Hi! My name is Noah Severud, and my pronouns are he/him. My major is Communication Arts and Literature Education, and I’m excited for this opportunity to get more experience with helping other students! My biggest strength that I believe I bring to the table is helping essays have a nicer flow, but I’m excited to help you with any aspect of your papers and/or any questions you may have! Some of my hobbies are listening to and playing music, watching movies and reading books. I’m a big Harry Potter nerd, and if you are too please do not hesitate to talk to me about it. Percy Jackson is way up there for me as well though, so once again, please visit with me about it. I’d love to help you out with anything you may need for your papers!