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Summer Session Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 12-4pm

June 1st-July 14th

Drop-in, or call (925) 631-4684 to schedule an appointment.

CWAC gets busy around midterms and finals, so making an appointment ahead of time is highly encouraged!

If you are unable to meet with a Writing Adviser during these hours, in person or via Skype,  just give us a call, and we'll attempt to schedule a time that will work for both you and an Adviser.


The Center for Writing Across the Curriculum publishes Saint Mary's College's two journals of undergraduate, academic writing: The Undergraduate and Spectrum.

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The Undergraduate, which was first published in 1991, is an academic journal devoted to showcasing exemplary work from the Collegiate Seminar Program. In addition to publishing traditional academic essays, we have also published alternative seminar assignments, such as letters or e-mails between different authors and self-reflection essays. Essays can be nominated by both faculty members and students.


2016 Newman Award Winners: Andrew Kirpatrick, Cameron Wiggins, Nicole O'Keefe, Adrienne Boukis, Holly Springer, Emily Treichelt

Honorable Mentions: Alisen Azevedo, Kristina Pravoverov, Krystal Karanugan, Agnieszka Kudziela, Jordan Lampi, Heather Seybert






Spectum cover 2016Spectrum was created in 1989 to honor exemplary writing across the disciplines. Potential submissions may include, but are not limited to, the following: essays, lab reports, reflections, non-fiction creative writing, Integral seminar essays, and business proposals.  Essays can be nominated by both faculty members and students.


2016 Spectrum Award Winners: Annamarie Santos, Rebecca Patterson, Amanda Malone, Jennifer Tolcher, Steven Wieser, Victoria Stringer, Carmen Terlaje

Honorable Mentions: Daisy Guardado, Tirzah Bergman, Karinah Guzman