Celebrate Ottoberfest at the Ott Writing Center 

The Ott Memorial Writing Center invites the campus community to celebrate Ottoberfest 2023 in Raynor 240 and online from Monday, Oct. 2, through Tuesday, Oct. 31.

The Norman H. Ott Memorial Writing Center is a resource for all writers in the Marquette community and the surrounding Milwaukee neighborhood. The writing center is comprised of peer tutors — undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty from the humanities, sciences and social sciences — who act as conversational partners for writers in all disciplines.

There are plenty of ways for everyone — undergraduates and graduate students — to participate:

Otter Rewards: Pick up a stamp card, rack up Ottober appointments, and reap the rewards as a writer and a collector of Ott merch.

Instagram Raffle: Follow @marqwritingcenter, share its messages and enter the raffle.

Join Special Ott Programs: 

  • Undergrads, become an Ott Scholar this Ottober by scheduling repeating, weekly or twice-monthly appointments at a dedicated time with a dedicated tutor. All Marquette undergrads can apply here
  • English language learners, practice speaking and writing well weekly by joining the SWELL Program. All Marquette English language learners, undergrads and grad students, can join here.  
  • Graduate students, keep your writing on track by joining the WrAP Program. All Marquette graduate students can join here

To learn more, sign up for an informational appointment here. Bring your writing and your punch card for Ott Rewards.

Appointments at the Ott are free and run 30 to 60 minutes, either onsite or online. The Ott Memorial Writing Center is open Monday through Friday and Sundays.