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New SOC students gather at an Ice Cream Social.


On the Friday before fall classes start (during Welcome Week), new SOC students gather at the SOC Ice Cream Social to make new friends and meet their SOC Student Mentor, faculty and staff.

Academic Advising

SOC Events Calendar

Film. Debates. Prestigious speakers. Networking events. It's all happening at SOC.

SOC Week - SOC Week is an annual tradition designed for the purpose of celebrating the excellence of the AU School of Communication.

Study Abroad

Almost one-third of SOC students spend a semester in the AU Abroad Program.

Student Organizations

Clubs and organizations in the School of Communication as well as those related to the fields of study within SOC may be the perfect way for you to meet students with similar interests to your own and to get hands-on experience. Learn more


Watch video highlights and see photos from past commencements. Learn more

SOC Alumni Mentor Program

SOC’s unique mentoring program is bridging the gap between the classroom and the professional world as students prepare for future careers in communication. Each year SOC students who are admitted to the program are paired with thriving SOC alumni for career advice. Whether it is guiding mentees toward the solidification of short and long term career goals, sharing tips to improve resumes and portfolios or helping students network their way into the communication fields, professional mentors are an invaluable source of knowledge and experience for students. Learn more


Over 80% of AU Students intern at least once. For help finding an internship, you can talk to your professors and advisors or head to the Career Center. Check out tips from TBD's Steve Buttry & Discovery Communication's Charlotte Hendrix. Learn more and watch video

Who's Coming to SOC?

SOC takes full advantage of its Washington location. Here are some of the professionals at the top of their fields who have visited its classrooms. See guest speakers

SOC Snapshot

School of Communication students come from across the country and around the world, bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience that enrich our community. Learn more about who's choosing SOC.