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About Us

History

The University Writing Center was borne out of partnership between the Library and the Merritt Writing Program. Informed by committee reports, program assessments, and research, the pilot writing center project was launched in 2014 with the goal of strengthening UC Merced’s campus culture around writing.

Now a program within the Office of Undergraduate Education, the University Writing Center continues to collaborate with the Library, the Merritt Writing Program, and other constituents across campus to further develop a culture of writing at UC Merced.

Who We Are

UWC tutors are undergraduates from a variety of majors across campus. All tutors have passed WRI 10 and participate in a mandatory orientation at the beginning of the semester as well as ongoing training workshops throughout the year. Some have also completed WRI 110 (Tutoring in Writing).

Find out more about this semester’s team here.

Employment Opportunities

The UWC is always looking for enthusiastic and engaged students to join our tutoring team. Applicants must have completed WRI 10 and are highly encouraged to enroll in WRI 110. If you’re interested, contact the UWC Director for the most recent information about application procedures and deadlines.