Communication Center

SMH 116  C & E

Opens January 21st - April 30th

Mondays-Thursdays: 9AM-5PM

Fridays*: 1PM-5PM

LIB 210:

Mondays-Thursdays: 6PM-9PM

Saturdays* & Sundays: Noon-5PM



*Closed Feb. 28th & 29th
Mar. 7-15th (Spring Break)
May 2nd-17th (Intercession)

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Communication CenterOverview

The Communication Center is a learning space for UAA students. The center supports student public speaking activities across all disciplines and for all levels. Students may visit the center to address a wide variety of concerns, including public speaking apprehension, outline support, delivery, visual aids and group presentation support. We strive to ensure students are able to develop their confidence speaking in front of groups, small and large.

Communication Center Coaches

Communication Center coaches are highly trained, capable individuals. All are trained in providing quality support, both for the structure and delivery of a presentation.   Our coaches understand that public speaking is often a source of apprehension, they are trained in providing specific support to those that would like to reduce their apprehension and increase their confidence.

Coaches are available to provide aid to students at all stages of their speech, from narrowing the topic, to outlining, to support with delivery. Students are welcome to come into the center at any point in the speech construction process. Particularly with oral presentations, it’s beneficial to recite parts of the speech out loud as it’s being constructed to catch inconsistencies and facilitate a more comfortable delivery come presentation day.