The Writing Center

Joan Rosen Writing Studio
212 Kresge Library
100 Library Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4479
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(248) 370-3120

Winter 2020 Hours
Mon-Thurs 8:00 AM-9:30 PM
Fri 8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Sun 2:00 PM-8:00 PM

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Anton/Frankel Center

20 South Main Street
Mount Clemens, MI 48043

Schedule an Appointment

Important Notice:  At 3PM on Mach 16, the Kresge Library where we are housed was closed until March 31. We are awaiting authorization for students to provide remote consulting services starting tomorrow.

The Oakland University Writing Center uses WCOnline, a user friendly scheduling program that allows users to see the next available appointment, to search by day/time, and to add themselves to a wait list.

How to Schedule an Appointment:
  • You can schedule an appointment in one of three (3) ways:
    • Call (248) 370-3120 and speak with a receptionist.
    • Visit the reception desk in the Joan Rosen Writing Studio at 212 Kresge Library.
    • Use WCOnline, our online scheduler. The first time you visit the online scheduler, you will be prompted to register. The scheduler only recognizes addresses because our services are reserved for OU students, faculty, and staff. If you are a graduate of OU or if you have difficulty getting registered, simply call (248) 370-3120 when the center is open, and we will assist you.

Schedule an appointment now

Please review the following policies BEFORE you schedule an appointment:
  • Appointments during the fall and winter are 40 minutes; appointments in the summer are 55 minutes. Although the system reserves 45/60 minutes, the last five (5) are reserved for the consultant to complete the session survey and to prepare for the next appointment. 
  • Consultants generally do not have the opportunity to review papers before the client arrives. All activities related to the paper occur during the session.
  • Students may schedule either a F2F or a synchronous (real-time) online appointment. Before scheduling your first online appointment, please read the following help sheet. It is important always to log in early to ensure that the connection is working.
  • Undergraduate writers may schedule one (1) appointment per day/three (3) appointments per week. Advanced graduate writers may schedule up to two double appointments a week but they need to call the center to do so. Staff cannot override this policy, which is based on evidence-based research and OUWC staffing constraints.
  • Please note that group assignments follow the same guidelines as individual assignments. In other words, the group assignment may be addressed in only three sessions per week no matter who schedules it or how many people attend.
  • If a client cannot attend a scheduled appointment, she/he/they must cancel it through the online scheduler or by calling the center at (248) 370-3120, so another client might make use of that appointment time. If the client is more than 10 minutes late and does not contact the OUWC to hold the appointment, this reservation may be canceled.
  • WCOnline will automatically suspend a client's privileges after a second "NO SHOW." Access will not be restored until the writer contacts the director, Dr. Sherry Wynn Perdue, at At that time, the writer must promise to attend future appointments or cancel them in advance.