Student Success Center



The CommLab will begin accepting group appointments on Monday, October 29. Stay tuned for more details!

The CommLab provides students and faculty members practical feedback and resources for improving oral and group presentations. By visiting the CommLab, students can gain valuable insight and develop the necessary skills to become successful speakers.

The CommLab:

  • Aims to develop individuals’ understanding of each aspect of the speech-making process, including topic selection, organization, supporting materials, nonverbal behaviors and practicing delivery.
  • Recreates the classroom experience and provides support for course projects and assignments.
  • Emphasizes interpersonal and group skills, oral presentation strategies and effective delivery.
  • Identifies key areas for improvement to provide students with a launch point for future assignments.
  • Creates a comfortable learning environment where each session is specifically tailored to the individual’s needs.
  • Does not discuss potential grades a visitor may earn, nor do we critique instructors, assignments or grading policies.

How to Make a Group Appointment

The CommLab is excited to start accepting appointments for groups beginning Monday, October 29. Simply visit the website here, and go to MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.

Login and select CommLab, category is CommLab, activity is Comm Group Appointment. Group appointments are 60 minutes long and must start at the top of the hour (for instance, 1:00pm or 10:00am). Group appointments will be held in MC 3.612 (upstairs in McDermott Library).

CommLab Group Appointments – Beginning Monday, October 29
Available times (60 minute increments)
Monday: 2:00-6:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am-12:00pm & 3:00-6:00pm
Wednesday: 12:00-5:00pm
Thursday: 12:00-6:00pm
Friday: 10:00am-3:00pm

There will be limited one-on-one appointments available for the remainder of the semester. One-on-one appointments will be held in MC 1.310 – downstairs in McDermott Library. These appointments will be made as usual. Login and select CommLab, Category is CommLab, Activity is Comm Coaching.
■        Monday: 12-2pm
■        Wednesday: 1-3pm
■        Friday: 10am-3pm



Media in the CommLab

The CommLab is equipped with a media center that includes a computer and projector for use in speeches. When you set up your appointment, please indicate if you are bringing a PowerPoint or other media to present and bring it with you on a flash drive. You can also email the files to [email protected] as back-up.

Meet Your CommLab Leaders
View a roster of this semester’s CommLab Leaders.

CommLab Resources
Download printable guides and tips about the speech-making process.


[email protected]

McDermott Library Third Floor
MC 1.310

Fall 2018 Hours

Monday: 12pm–6:30pm
Tuesday: 10am-12pm; 3pm–6pm
Wednesday: 12pm–5pm
Thursday: 12pm–6:30pm
Friday: 10am–3pm

Make an Appointment
Cancellation — Please cancel your appointment at least 24 hours in advance. Students who are more than 15 minutes late will have their appointments canceled.