Facilities and Resources

Equipping you for success

The department of communication is located in Craig Hall, the communication, media and performing arts center of the University.

Student Handbook

The communication department revises its student handbook each fall in an effort to inform students about the resources available, what is expected of them, and what students can expect from the department's faculty and staff.


Communication students have access to a 20-station computer lab, complete with word processing and design software, located in Craig Hall. Many public relations courses utilize this lab to learn about publication design, social media and media monitoring. Open lab hours are offered throughout the year.

Collaborative classroom

Also, various communication courses may utilize the College of Arts and Letters Collaborative Classroom Lab. This lab includes six mobile pods with 30 Apple laptop computers. Each pod area will be equipped with its own 40” presentation screen. This room will also feature a high definition projection system with a Blu-ray player and surround sound. Through journalism courses taken to supplement your communication courses, you may also use the journalism lab or new media lab, which also include state-of-the-art computer technologies.

Craig Hall

Built in 1967, Craig Hall is named after Dr. Virginia Craig. For more than 40 years, Dr. Craig was the head of the speech and English department. Dr. Craig also began the first debate program at the University in 1906. Through Dr. Craig, the communication department dates back to earliest years of the University.

Craig Hall features a number of classrooms, lecture halls and faculty offices. Also, it is home to Coger Theatre and the Balcony Theatre, where students from the department of theatre and dance perform throughout the year.

Craig Hall's north entrance

Students attending a lecture