College of Journalism and Mass Communications Forward to Fall 2020

Town HallsAbout the FallCalendar
Student wearing mask
Shari VeilShari R. Veil, MBA, Ph.D.
Dean & Professor

Dear students,

I'm so excited to join the College of Journalism and Mass Communications and welcome you back to campus this fall. While this fall may look different, we remain committed to providing you with a hands-on experience working with world-renowned faculty to gain the skills and knowledge you'll need to succeed in your future career and beyond.

The CoJMC team has been working hard to prepare for the fall semester. Here you will find information about your classes, clubs and organizations and other opportunities available to you.

All CoJMC students and parents were invited to attend a series of town halls to talk with staff in the college in July. If you missed the discussion, you can review the videos below.

Our doors are always open. Never hesitate to reach out, seek help, ask questions, or just chat. We can't wait to see you and all the great things you will accomplish in CoJMC.

Go Big Red!


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Town Halls

In July, the college held a series of town halls to discuss plans for the fall semester and answer questions from students and parents. If you missed the town halls, you can review the videos below.

Incoming Freshmen

Graduate Students

Soph. & Juniors


About the Fall


On-campus, online or some of both, learn what your classes will look like this fall.

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Student Services

Your adviser and career coach are here for you. Learn how to access student services.

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Clubs & Orgs

There are plenty of opportunities to connect. See how clubs and organizations will look this fall.

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Checkout Room

Need equipment? We've got you covered. Learn about checkout room operations.

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Andersen hall

Learn about changes to the building and rules to use the media facilities this fall.

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Academic Calendar

Fall Semester
Week 1: Async/Remote Weeks 2-14: In Person Fifteenth Week Finals Fall Mini-Session
Aug. 17 - Aug. 21 Aug. 24 - Nov. 18 Nov. 19 & 20 Nov. 21-25 Nov. 20-Dec. 18
Classes will meet on Labor Day, Sept. 7. For employees, Labor Day will be considered a working holiday, similar to Presidents Day, Arbor Day, Columbus Day and Veterans Day. Fall Break has been suspended, and classes will meet October 19–20.

Semester Mini-Sessions

Courses originally scheduled for 8-week mini-sessions have been condensed into 7-week sessions and moved to the first or second 7 weeks of the new fall calendar. 

1st 7 Week Session 2nd 7 Week Session
Aug. 17 - Oct. 2 Oct. 5 - Nov. 20 

Fall Mini-Session

The University will offer a Fall mini-session following the regular semester. All courses during the mini session will be online.

Fall Mini-Session
Nov. 30-Dec. 18

See the full academic calendar

For additional information on the University's plans and policies, please visit the university site by clicking the button below.

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