Exterior of the School of Communication building, McKinley

Visit the School of Communication

To schedule a visit of the School of Communication, prospective undergraduate students and family may contact the SOC Office of Student & Academic Affairs at 202-885-2061 or by email at communication@american.edu and request an undergraduate prospective student appointment. Prospective graduate students may contact the Graduate Office at 202-885-2040 or by email at gradcomm@american.edu and can attend one of our recruitment events in person.


Join current student, Max Raabe, Friday afternoons for a tour of the School of Communication and AU's campus.

Observe a Class

Sit in on an SOC class in your interest area.

Attend an Event at SOC

SOC hosts high-profile guests for screenings, panel discussions and more throughout the year. 

Make an Appointment

Meet with Leila Hernandez, SOC recruitment coordinator. 

Preview Days

Preview Days are AU's premier open house events for prospective students and families. During a Summer Preview Day, you and your family will meet current AU students and faculty, tour the campus with a student ambassador, learn about academic programs, the career center, study abroad, campus life, scholarships, financial aid, and more.


Contact SOC Student Involvement at 202-885-2038 or email us at communication@american.edu. Find us in McKinley, Room 104F.


Information Sessions and Campus Tours are available on a regular basis by the Office of Admissions at AU. Contact the Office of Admissions at admissions@american.edu or 202-885-6000 to schedule your visit. 

The Office of Admissions also offers Day Visits, which are designed to give you a glimpse of the true college experience. A Day Visit is one that is individually set up for you, based on your interests and needs. You will have the opportunity to sit in on a class with a current AU student and have lunch in our dining hall. You may choose to take a tour and attend an information session. The Office of Admissions does try to accommodate individual preferences, though you may need to be flexible due to class availability.