College of Arts and Sciences
Mission

The purpose of the Seton Hall University Writing Center is to provide support for all students, staff, and faculty who require assistance with writing. Though the Writing Center commits a great deal of its resources to the First-Year Writing Program, we are open to anyone who is affiliated with the University - alumni, current students, faculty, administrators, and staff. More »

Services

Staffed with faculty, graduate students, upperclass students, and professional tutors, the Writing Center is an important resource for all writers on campus. This free service is available to ALL undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and staff in all academic disciplines in the following areas. In order to make a Writing Center appointment, log in to BlackBoard and click on "Starfish."  Once in Starfish, click on "Services" and then "Writing Center."  

At the end of the Fall and Spring semesters, during reading days and final exams, the Writing Center is open for drop-in appointments only, from 10 am to 4 pm each weekday.

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  • prewriting
  • drafting/writing
  • revision/rewriting
  • essays
  • research papers
  • cover letters
  • dissertations
  • articles
  • conference papers
  • theses
  • resumes
  • proposals
  • reports

First Year Writing Program

All Seton Hall first-year students who take introductory English courses are required to visit the Writing Center as a graded part of their classwork. Students taking College English I (English 1201) and II (English 1202) are typically required to attend one (1) session during the semester. Some students may have a slightly increased requirement. Students taking basic skills or linked 1201 classes are typically required to attend six (6) sessions at the Writing Center during the semester. Learn More »

Location & Hours

The Writing Center is physically located in Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 206, (973) 761-9000 x7501. The Writing Center typically opens on the Monday following the last day of add/drop.  Normal hours of operation are 10 a.m. - 7 p.m., Monday through Thursday; and 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Friday.

Appointments may be made by logging in to BlackBoard and clicking on Starfish >Services >Writing Center. Walk-in appointments are also accepted; arrive at the Writing Center by about 10 minutes before the top of the hour in which you want an appointment. 

At the end of the Fall and Spring semesters, during reading days and final exams, the Writing Center is open for drop-in appointments only, from 10 am to 4 pm each weekday.

Accessibility Options:

  • The Writing Center is located on the second floor of Arts and Sciences Hall, which does not have an elevator.  If you would like an appointment on the first floor, please call (973) 761-9000 x7501.
  • The Online Writing Lab is also available for assisting students who are not able to visit the Writing Center in person. When possible, students taking English 1201 or English 1202 are asked to use the in-person center rather than the OWL. Exceptions will be made for those with accessibility or other concerns. Please email the OWL with questions. 

For additional accessibility services, please contact the Office of Disability Support Services in Duffy Hall at (973) 313-6003.

Contact Us

The Writing Center
(973) 761-9000
(973) 275-2183
Arts & Sciences Hall Rm. 206

Director

Kelly A. Shea, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of English
Telephone: (973) 275-2183
E-mail: sheakell@shu.edu

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Students

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