Loyola University Maryland

Writing Department

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Humanities Building

You can find the writing department in the Humanities Building, at the heart of Loyola's academic campus.



Writing classes are small to maximize contact between students and professors, allowing students the time and attention they need to write well.


Small Group Work

Our classes focus on small-group work—which means you learn by doing, not simply by listening.


Modern Masters Reading Series

The writing department sponsors the Modern Masters Reading Series, which brings accomplished writers to Loyola every semester. Writers visit our classes for discussions, and writing students meet informally with visiting writers after class. 



Many of our students participate in co-curricular and service learning opportunities, like the E-mentors program.


Writing Center

Some writing majors train to be tutors in the Writing Center, which is run by the writing department.


Field Trip

Our faculty participate in many special programs—like Messina and Honors—that enrich the classroom experience. Field trips are a key experience in the first-year Messina classes.


Christmas Party

In conjunction with Pi Epsilon Pi, the writing honor society, the writing department sponsors events for writing students two or three times a year.


Student awards ceremony. 

The writing department offers students many opportunities to win awards in various kinds of writing. Please see our Students Opportunities page for more information.