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Milne Center for Academic Excellence

The Milne Center for Academic Excellence is a one-stop shop for all of your writing and tutoring needs. The center hosts services for the Writing Learning Center, AOP Tutoring, ELL Tutoring and Speech Buddies, International Student & Scholar Services, and Research Consultations.

Milne Library Main Floor, Room 218A (View Library Floor Plans)  Telephone: 585-245-6041


Research Consultation Hours

Writing Tutor Hours

Monday - Thursday 10am - 1am Monday - Thursday 1pm - 11pm
Friday 10am - 9pm Friday 1pm - 5pm
Saturday Closed Saturday Closed
Sunday 12pm - 1am Sunday 1pm - 7pm


Writing Learning Center

Provides walk-in service for students who need writing help during the hours posted above. Learn more at the Writing Learning Center website.

In addition, research assistants are available for walk-in service in the Writing and Learning Center to assist with locating research sources using library resources. Additionally, Librarians are available for Research Consultations by appointment. Simply fill out the Research Consultations Request Form, and a librarian will arrange to meet one-on-one to talk about your specific research needs.

Plagiarism Workshops -- Fall 2016

Writing Help

Milne Library offers some assistance to students as they are writing a research paper.

  • Plagiarism Classes: Offer instruction on avoiding and detecting plagiarism (see below - left).
  • Citing Sources: Help with citing and crediting sources, and using style guides.
  • Purdue OWL: Online writing guide
  • Ask a Librarian: Use Ask a Librarian to verify citations, check for bibliographies, and more! Drop by the Reference Desk in Milne, email us, or call.
  • Librarians by Subject Specialty: To find a librarian that specializes in your subject.
  • Research or Technology Consultations: Make a one-on-one appointment with a librarian or technology instructor.

See also SUNY Geneseo's Online Writing Guide.

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AOP Tutoring

The Milne CAE provides space for pre-scheduled AOP tutoring. If you are interested in obtaining an AOP tutor, please visit the AOP office, located in Sturges Hall, room 120. Learn more at the AOP tutoring website.

International Student & Scholar Services

The International Student & Scholars Services Office is available to assist current international students in finding academic support. If you are a international student in need of assistance in finding tutorial or other support services please contact Carly O'Keefe at or call 585-245-5404 to set up an appointment.

Research Consultation

Milne Reference and Instruction Librarians provide one-on-one research consultations on a drop-in basis at the CAE, and also custom scheduled consultations with a subject specialist librarian. Request an appointment online or contact a librarian. In addition to CAE hours above, librarians are in the building for all hours the library is open and can be called upon for assistance from the Service Desk.


The Testing Center has been moved to Erwin 22. Students with accommodated testing and faculty who have students making up exams can find information about scheduling an exam on the Test Center's website or by emailing the Test Center at