Scheduling Appointments

A student may schedule only four appointments total and no more than two appointments each for writing, tutoring, and academic consulting in any seven day period unless the student has special permission from the Director of the Center for Writing and Learning.

Students may not schedule two or more appointments in the same day unless they have special permission of the director of the Center; that is, students are welcome to schedule two appointments during a week, but those cannot be in a single day. Students are allowed two writing appointments and two tutoring appointments per week, and they can be scheduled out no more than two weeks in advance.

Students may only schedule appointments that they can attend in its entirety; meaning, students may not schedule an appointment for which they must arrive late or leave early.

If you need to cancel your appointment, it is recommended that you do so three hours in advance. Please call 253.879.3404 or send an email to During midterms and finals, appointments should be cancelled 24 hours in advance and may be treated as a no-show if proper notice is not given. We often have more requests than we can possibly accommodate with appointments, so it is important to be courteous to your fellow students.

If we have openings, a student who has already had two appointments may take an appointment on a "drop-in" basis or through the wait-list.

Tutors may only hold appointments with students during their scheduled hours and may only hold one-on-one appointments in the CWL.

Holding Appointments

We can only hold your appointments for 10 minutes after the appointment is scheduled to begin. If you are running late, please call us to let us know that you are on your way so that we may hold your appointment. After 10 minutes with no contact from you, we’ll mark you as a no-show and call the first person on the waitlist.

Missed Appointments

There are a limited number of appointments every day at the CWL, and we want to ensure that those appointment times are used. If you have consistent no-shows in the same semester and would like to continue using the CWL in this or future semesters, you may be blocked from making future appointments at the CWL until you have an in-person conversation with Amy Spivey, the CWL Lead Faculty Consultant, explaining the circumstances of your missed appointments.

If you cannot make an appointment, call us, leaving a voicemail if no one answers (253.879.3404) or send us an email ( at least three hours in advance.

Alumni Appointments

Current University of Puget Sound students have priority for appointments, but University of Puget Sound alumni are welcome to make appointments at the CWL to work with a faculty member on refining a personal statement or other materials for post-graduate fellowship and scholarship applications.

Take-Home Exams

We do not review take-home exams except in special circumstances.