Committed to helping students become excellent writers who can communicate effectively in classroom, community, and civic settings.

Every time we write — whether in a personal, academic, or civic setting — we have a responsibility to do so in ways that are intellectually honest, responsive to our readers, and considerate of other views. Welcome to the University Writing Program.

Three students in a writing class

Writing Center

Want to improve your writing? Need help presenting your argument? The writing center can help!

John Duffy teaching a writing class

Writing & Rhetoric

Writing and Rhetoric courses introduce students to principles of academic discourse and ethical argumentation.

Writing Center Tutoring Session

Who We Are

The Writing Program supports the development of excellent writing and speaking skills by offering writing courses and resources for all members of the University community.

Fresh Writing

Fresh Writing

Fresh Writing is a journal of exemplary essays produced by students in their first year of study at the University of Notre Dame. Essays are chosen for their engaging prose and the extent to which they successfully execute the conventions of writing genres students may encounter in other academic, civic, or professional contexts.