Students may schedule up to 50 minutes of appointments each week. We offer a “drop-in” system for students in need of additional time, up to another 50 minutes. We hold regular drop-in hours at the Social Work Library Circulation Desk (CSSW 2nd floor) on Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Students may also drop in during regular hours whenever there is a free space on our online scheduler.

To drop in during our regular schedule of appointments, find an available time slot, arrive at the meeting location at the start of the session, and ask to drop in.

To drop in online, find an available time slot on our regular schedule of appointments, weekdays only, and email Director Adam Pellegrini (ap3149@columbia.edu) prior to 8AM (EST) the day of the desired appointment (up to 24-hours in advance). In your email, be sure to follow these instructions:
In the subject line, include:

  1. “Online Drop-in Request”
  2. Your first and last name, as you registered with the Writing Center
  3. your UNI.

In the email body, include:

  1. The writing consultant name(s)
  2. The preferred appointment time(s) (include all possible)
  3. Your desired session length (25 or 50 minutes)

Expect to receive a response email the morning of the requested appointment to confirm or cancel your request, depending on same-day availability of the appointment(s) you specified.