Murphy Writing Center

The Murphy Writing Center offers Murphy students one-to-one help on any writing project, at any stage of the writing process.

To make an appointment with a Writing Consultant, click here.

If you have any questions, please contact the writing center by emailing MurphyWritingCenter<at>cuny<dot>edu.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where are you located?

The Murphy Writing Center is located at the Murphy Institute in Manhattan, at 25 W. 43rd Street. We are on the 19th floor, directly across from the computer lab.

Our Queens College site is located at 65-30 Kissena Boulevard.

When are you open?

We are generally open Monday through Thursday from 11am-8pm, and on Friday from 11am-5pm. We have increased availability Monday-Thursday evenings. Please check our online scheduler for appointment availability.

Do I need an appointment to meet with a consultant?

Not necessarily. Clients can walk in and meet with a consultant if one is available, although we are frequently completely booked. Thus, we highly recommend scheduling an appointment at least two to three days in advance. All of our sessions start on the hour and last 45 minutes, so it is best to come in a little before the hour begins.

How can I make an appointment?

The best way to make an appointment is to log in to our online scheduler. You can also email murphywritingcenter@cuny.edu or call 212 642 2014.

Can I still use the Writing Center if I can’t come to campus?

Yes: phone sessions are a popular option for students who wish to talk to a consultant during the day. Simply select the “phone appointment” option when you sign up.  

What should I do if I can’t make it to my appointment?

Please give us a call or go online at least one hour before your scheduled appointment so that your session is available for other students. If you don’t cancel an hour in advance or just don’t show up for your appointment, you will be marked as a “no-show.”

What happens when I am marked as a “no-show”?

If you are marked as a “no-show” twice, you receive a warning. If, somehow, you are marked as a “no-show” a third time, your online access to our scheduler is disabled for 30 days.

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