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New this semester: Friday hours!

Sunday: 4-8 PM
Monday:  10 AM - 8 PM
Tuesday:  10 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday:  10 AM - 8 PM
Thursday:  10 AM - 8 PM
Friday: 12 - 4PM

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.

2015 Undergraduate CoverThe 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.


2015 Newman Award Winners: Solomon Aenea, Madeline Bell, Michelle Felmlee-Gartner, Brian Trieu, Jenna Wilkerson

Honorable Mentions: Solomon Aenea, Marielle Coyne, Sara Desantis, Holland Enke, Valerie Ettenhofer, Ryan Lee Moore, James Morimando, Robby Tabor

Featured Artists: David Fuji, Anna Sarpa, Holland Enke, Rebecca Patterson, Heather Marsh, Juliet Brooks





2015 Spectrum CoverSpectrum 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.


2015 Spectrum Award Winners: Chelsey Bradley, Juliet Brooks, Erin Burke, Rosemary Cook, Holland Enke, Caitlin Wire

Honorable Mentions: Michelle Felmlee-Gartner, Jaquelyn Davis, Krista Stoll, Brittany Hatter, Solomon Aenea, Caitiln Wire, Ryan Keane, Hope Blain, Gabriella Carroll, Tirzah Bergman

Featured Artists: Kelsey Carrido, Holland Enke, David Fuji, Juliet Brooks, Humberto Palafox, Rebecca Patterson, Heather Marsh, Henry Hall