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 5:00pm M-Th; 9:00am to 5:00pm F; and 400pm to 8:00pm on Sunday.  Sunday will be online only.

Exceptions to Regular Hours:

May 30 | Closed

June  20 | Closed

July 4 | Closed

July 29| 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.

  • Amelia Adank:

Howdy y’all! My name is Amelia Adank and I use she/her/hers pronouns. I am a junior at MSUM majoring in Communication Arts and Literature Education with a minor in Religious Studies. I hope to be an English teacher or an epic Librarian in the future. In my spare time I enjoy reading, writing, shopping at Costco, making new friends, watching documentaries about Ancient Egypt, and much more. I love reading and watching all sorts of diverse materials to be able to be open-minded/creative, which is a very important aspect of writing I think! My goal as a tutor here is to help students find their own unique ideas/analyses and clearly communicate that to others. I can be quite helpful in brainstorming, MLA formatting, and hopefully some grammar stuff too :) Come find me if you need some help! 

  • 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!