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In Summer 2013, the new Hume Center for Writing and Speaking opened, combining the tutoring services of the Hume Writing Center and Oral Communication Program's Speaking Center. The Center offers ten consulting rooms, five workshop rooms of different sizes, and an event space and lounge area.

We're located on Lasuen Mall, in Building 250,  just opposite the Bing Wing of Green Library and the Graduate School of Education.

A map of Stanford's main quad with the Hume Center's location circled in red


Wheelchair access is limited to the 1st floor.  Workshop rooms (for advanced sign-up and drop-in workshops), meeting rooms, and tutoring rooms are located on both the first and second floors. Restrooms are on the first floor. See below for more details.  If you need a disability-related accommodation to participate in a Hume Center activity, please contact If you need wheelchair access information, please email

Bookings for Student Groups

Student groups involved with writing, speaking, media, or publication are welcome to host group meetings free of cost in the Hume Center (Building 250). Meeting rooms (105, 106, 211, 212, 214) on the first and second floors range in capacity from 6 to 16 people. Please send room reservation requests to


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Floorplan of the Hume Center's first floor
Floorplan of the Hume Center's second floor