Schedule a Free Writing Consultation with a Writing Fellow

The following grid represents the days and times during the quarter that our graduate writing fellows are available for consultations. If you want to know more about our fellows before signing up for a consultation, you can read their bios. To schedule a consultation, click on a consultant who is available during a time slot that works for you. You will be taken to a sign-up form that will indicate the consultant's availability at the specified time for the remainder of the quarter. Complete and submit the form. A confirmation email will be sent to both you and the consultant. We ask that you please read this help documentation before signing up for a writing consultation. This document also explains what to do if you need to cancel a scheduled consultation.

You may schedule one consultation per week (one Monday to Friday period). That consultation may be either 30 minutes or 60-minutes (recommended). If signing up for a 60 minute consultation, register for two consecutive 30-minute slots. If two consecutive slots are not available, you may sign up to attend two separate 30 minute sessions with two separate consultants. However, you may schedule the second consultation only after completing the first consultation and only if the consultant recommends that you do so. This is to prevent cancellations or no-shows on the second slot later in the week.

Please note that in order to continue serving as many graduate students and postdocs as possible, only 6 half hour sessions can be granted to any given student during any given quarter, totaling 18 sessions throughout the academic year. Please note that consultations are for currently-enrolled graduate students and postdocs in disciplines served by Graduate Studies. We do not provide consultations for students from professional schools (i.e. medicine, veterinary, etc.) because we are funded through GradPathways.

If you have logistical concerns (e.g. long commute, child care) that prevent you from using our consultation services, we have an option for virtual consultations through Skype or Google Hangouts. If you would like to have a virtual consultation, please sign-up as you normally would then email your consultant at least 48 hours prior to your consultation time to ask if they can accommodate a virtual consultation.

If you have any questions regarding consultations, please email Lauren Fink ( Before emailing Lauren, note that you will not be able to sign up for a consultation if:

  1. you have exceeded your 6 consultation limit for the quarter. Don’t worry you can come again next quarter!
  2. all future consultations with a given writing fellow are already booked. Try signing up with a different fellow! Keep in mind that the different fellow might also be fully booked, especially towards the end of the quarter.
  3. it is finals week. We do not hold consultations during finals week.

Consultations are only open to graduate students and postdoctoral scholars currently enrolled at UC Davis

Writing Fellow
Consultation in Sacramento BIMH 1145
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