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Message to our UCCS Community

We are excited to welcome you to the homepage of the Excel Multiliteracy Center!

The Excel Multiliteracy Center (formerly the Excel Writing Center and Excel Communication Center) is the place at UCCS with the resources and knowledge to help you communicate in any medium, genre, or academic discipline. Got a speech coming up? Visit us to practice. Got a research project but don’t know where to start? We can help you brainstorm. Got a writing project but need help with citation styles? We've got folks who know MLA, APA, and Chicago style. Getting ready to go on the job market? We’ve got folks with years of knowledge working on resumes and job interviews. Want to start a podcast with some friends? Come use our studio!

Our ultimate goal is to help you become a more confident communicator to others, be it on the written page, through speech, or when using new media. We are here to help you succeed!

Interested in making an appointment with us? Visit WCOnline for more information!

Matthew Balk, Ph.D.
Senior Director, Excel Multiliteracy Center

Tess Kyner, M.A.
Director, Communication Programs


Center Information

Location: Columbine Hall 312 & 316

Email: mlcenter@uccs.edu

Phone: 719-255-4770

Appointment Scheduling: WCOnline

Summer Hours (June 13 – August 1):

Monday – Thursday: 
12:00pm – 4:00pm (In-Center and Online)
6:00pm – 9:00pm (Online Only)

Friday – Sunday:

June 19, July 3, July 4:


Appointment Information*:

30-Minute Appointments:

  • Speech Practice (for speeches 15 minutes or shorter)
  • Post-Presentation Viewing (for speeches 15 minutes or shorter)
  • Speech Outlining
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Mock Interview
  • Paper Assistance (for papers 1-2 pages)
  • Paper Brainstorming/Outlining

60-Minute Appointments:

  • Speech Practice (for speeches longer than 15 minutes)
  • Post-Presentation Viewing (for speeches longer than 15 minutes)
  • Group Speech Practice (regardless of speech length)
  • Group Project Facilitation
  • Mock Interview and Resume/Cover Letter Assistance
  • Paper Assistance (for papers 3+ pages)
  • Citation Assistance

*When scheduling your appointment in WCOnline, the default option is for 30-minute appointments. If you need a 60-minute appointment, you must change the time duration when scheduling your appointment.

We accept both in-person and online appointments, so make sure to select your desired modality when scheduling your appointment. If in-person is not an option when you're scheduling, that appointment may be during our online-only hours. For more information about online appointments, visit our Online Services page.