Writing & Rhetoric Center

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Contact Us

Writing Consultations
Kennedy Library (35), Room 111C
Hours: Click here for our current hours

Phone: (805) 756-6032
Email: writingcenter@calpoly.edu

Administrative Office
 Kennedy Library (35), Room 202A
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4 pm
Phone: (805) 756-1041 or (805) 756-2067
Fax: (805) 756-7497
Email: writingcenter@calpoly.edu

Administrative Assistant:
Stacy Neely
Administrative Coordinator: Marikay Pannone       
Director: Dr. Dawn Janke


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Upcoming Events

Writing Consultations 

Sept. 22 - Dec 11

Fall Quarter WPE Dates 

Oct. 1, 2, 5

*Click here for WPE preparatory resources.

Writing Consultations

The University Writing & Rhetoric Center offers free writing consultations to all Cal Poly students. Students may visit one of three locations and work with a consultant for thirty or sixty minutes.  *Note: the center is no longer located in Building 10, Room 138; the center's main location is now in Kennedy Library, Room 111C. Click here for more information.

English Placement

The CSU determines four levels of English placement based on multiple measures of students' pre-college performance. Students placed in both Category III and Category IV are required to complete a two-quarter stretch sequence of English composition. Category IV students are also required to complete Early Start English prior to enrolling in the two-quarter stretch sequence. More information is available here.

Graduation Writing Requirement

The GWR must be fulfilled by all Cal Poly students who are seeking a degree, including a Master's degree or teaching credential.  Undergraduate students must complete 90 units before they can fulfill the requirement and should fulfill the requirement before the senior year.  Visit the GWR page for more information.