a writing center consultant helping a student with their paper

Writing Center

Home to an art exhibit, friendly peer consultants and an endless supply of Jolly Ranchers, the Writing Center is a unique and vibrant part of the Coe Community.

With sixty peer consultants from just about every major on campus, we are an eclectic, creative and energetic group, ready to assist with writing projects of all kinds.
Our goal is to engage our community in conversations about writing; to that end, we not only help students with a particular writing assignment, but we strive to help them become more effective and confident writers.
We are located in Stewart Memorial Library, as part of the Learning Commons, and we offer conversations about any kind of writing at any stage of the writing process. Whether you need a sounding board, feedback or coaching, we are here for you.
No appointment is necessary to make use of this free service, but if you want to work with a particular consultant, or want a conference during our peak hours (mid-afternoon through mid-evening), you can sign up for a conference through our online scheduler or call the Writing Center at 319.399.8743 to set up an appointment.

Coe Writing Center Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8:00 AM - Midnight
Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: 11:00 AM - Midnight



"We're like the kitchen at a party—everybody will visit us at some point. We've got the drinks, the food, and the good conversation."

—Grant Stevens, Class of 2011