The Rhetoric Center provides free assistance with composing written, visual, and oral assignments. We work with students from all majors with all kinds of papers and speeches at any stage of the creative process. Come to talk about your ideas, to work on organization and structure, to get feedback from an attentive audience, or to work on editing final drafts.


Book an appointment online! You are also free to drop in, and staff members may be able to help you on the spot. (But a warning: we are very busy during midterms and the last several weeks of the semester, so book an appointment to be sure you get the attention you need.)


During the 2023–2024 academic year and the Hekman Library renovation, the Rhetoric Center is located in Hiemenga Hall 317.


The Rhetoric Center is open while fall and spring semester classes are in session. The best way to find open appointments is online, and our Spring 2024 hours are as follows:

Mondays: 10:30AM–5PM, 7–9PM
Tuesdays: 9AM–9PM
Wednesdays: 10:30AM–9PM
Thursdays: 9AM–9PM
Fridays: 10:30AM–5PM