Communication Studies

News & Events

  • Weekly COM News Bulletin - current COM/PCOM majors receive our weekly bulletin on Thursdays. It is filled with COM related news, events and opportunities from our department, areas across campus and outside the university. If you would like to submit an event, please email


Giving Tuesday

Tuesday, December 1, 2020
On Giving Tuesday, let’s make a wish for racial justice, a covid vaccine, the return to social gatherings, and face-to-face interactions with faculty. If you have spare change, give $20.21 to UNCW COM to help us create great learning experiences for future COM majors at


COM Studies Fall 2020 Graduation

Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 11:00 a.m.
To celebrate and honor this achievement, you and your family are cordially invited to a virtual ceremony hosted by the Department of Communication Studies. The department ceremony will take place on Saturday, December 12 at 11:oo a.m. via FacebookLive at Festivities will include speeches—one by a member of your graduating class and one by Dr. Olsen, Department Chair as well as presentations of the Fall 2020 Senior Awards.  There will be a live group chat available throughout to connect with your peers and comment on your years in COM Studies. We’ll also have some shout outs from your faculty.  We know this doesn't even come close to walking across the stage with your family, faculty and classmates cheering you on, but we want to make sure that you and your accomplishments are recognized—you have worked hard, gave us your all and we are proud to call you our alumni!

After our department ceremony you are encouraged to participate in the main ceremony being held by UNCW.  It will be at 1:00 pm on Saturday December 12 as well.  You can grab a quick lunch between ceremonies.