Global Communication Center - Carnegie Mellon University

Written, oral and visual communication at the GCC

The Global Communication Center (GCC) prepares CMU students to communicate in an interconnected world by providing free one-on-one tutoring, workshops, and classroom support.  Below are some of the ways we support students and faculty:

Undergraduates: course papers, lab reports, presentation slides, oral communication, scientific posters, senior theses, team projects, job and graduate school applications

Graduate students: dissertations, proposals, technical papers, journal articles, conference presentations, research posters, data visualization, written and oral exams

Faculty: advice on assignment design, class and department-specific workshops, assistance with academic publication and presentations

We work with all students at all levels, whether English is your native language or your second or third tongue.

Fall Tutoring
We open for tutoring on August 27.  You can make an appointment online or walk in to our location on the first floor of the Hunt library.  Our Fall hours are:

Mon-Thurs: 11-8
Sunday: 5-8

Listen to an overview of the GCC and our services for students:

Who Can Use the Global Communication Center

We serve all Carnegie Mellon University students, including undergraduates, graduate students, and doctoral candidates. Carnegie Mellon faculty and staff may also attend workshops and receive communication tutoring if space is available. CMU Alumni may also receive communication tutoring as well, if space is available. To ensure that students have priority, we ask faculty, staff and alumni to limit themselves to same-day tutoring appointments.

Hunt Library at Night

Spring Hours

Monday - Thursday: 11:00am-8:00pm

Sunday: 5:00-8:00pm

We will open for Spring Semester on January 14th.

We are located on the first floor of the Hunt Library.

Christmas Break

The GCC will not be open during the Christmas break starting Friday December 19 and going through Tuesday January 13. We will re-open for normal hours on Wednesday January 14th. 

3MT Competition

The GCC is was again available to help students who are entering the 3MT Competition for next semester. Our springs hours will start January 14, but we have several resources available to contestants during winter break. Please visit our Handouts and Resources page, under "Online Video Series" for videos on previous 3MT winners and contestants.


The GCC is now offering eTutoring sessions. For eTutoring, instead of meeting face-to-face, clients will receive a feedback video with their tutor's suggested revisions. For more information on eTutoring, including how to make an appointment, please visit our eTutoring Page.

Visual Communication

Do you need advice on how to use visual elements—images, layout, color, diagrams—to communicate your message?  Make an appointment with our visual communication specialist, Kerry Ishizaki, by emailing