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COM Tour

A glimpse of COM, inside and out

Get a taste for what it’s like at our home at 640 Commonwealth Ave. by checking out the video and scrolling through the photos below. Better yet, come visit us in person for a guided tour.

COM building and wordmark (COM Tour)

The College of Communication began as the School of Public Relations and Communication in 1947.

COM exterior building and lawn (COM Tour)

COM moved from Boston's Copley Square to its current location at 640 Commonwealth Avenue in 1956.

COM Lawn fountain (COM Tour)

The COM Lawn park, noted for its iconic fountain, was created through the generosity of the Hearst Corporation and Mr. Robert Bergenheim in 1979.

COM tour sidewalk

COM has more than 2,000 students and 20,000 alumni.

COM at night (COM Tour)

Day or night, COM buzzes with activity.

The COM lobby welcomes visitors with information about the school.

In the COM lobby, visitors will find an information desk and television display that shows student work.

Prof. Judy Austin, who teaches Art Direction, speaks in one of COM's Mac labs.

Prof. Judy Austin, who teaches Art Direction, speaks in one of COM's Mac labs. COM has 12 labs overall (seven Mac-based, five PC based).

COM's high-definition video editing lab.

COM's high-definition video editing lab.

Prof. Michelle Johnson teaches Multimedia Journalism in the PC lab.

Prof. Michelle Johnson teaches Multimedia Journalism in a PC lab.

Prof. Joyce Macario teaches Digital Design in one of COM's Mac labs.

Prof. Joyce Macario teaches Digital Design in one of COM's Mac labs.

COM has 120 computers in its seven Mac labs.

COM has 120 workstations in its seven Mac labs.

Courses taught in COM's Mac labs include Design and New Media and Design and Interactive Experiences.

Courses taught in COM's Mac labs include Design and New Media and Design and Interactive Experiences.

Prof. Chris Cavalieri advising students in the control room.

Prof. Chris Cavalieri advising students in the control room.

Editing the BUtv10 program in the editing suite.

butv10 is the student-run and managed campus television station.

In studio lighting for interviews.

Students learn how to properly light a subject in the studio.

Shooting on green screen at the tv studio.

Students produce a live newscast in the Television Newsroom class.

Recording audio in the WTBU studio.

WTBU is BU’s student-run, volunteer radio station which broadcasts live 20 hours a day.

Students have access to myriad models of cameras, lights and other production equipment.

Students have access to myriad models of cameras, lights and other production equipment.

Get info about on-campus events at Student Services.

The Student Services Office, located on the fist floor, provides academic advice, curriculum information and personal advising.

The Career Services Office, also on the first floor, provides students with many resources and services to find a job.

The Career Services Office, also on the first floor, provides students with many resources and services to help find a job.

The COM Writing Center, located in the basement, provides help for students in all facets of their writing.

The COM Writing Center, located in the basement, assist students with all facets of their writing.

The Writing Center is staffed by graduate students. Clients make make an appointment online or stop by during drop-in hours.

The Writing Center is staffed by graduate students. Clients make make an appointment online or stop by during drop-in hours.

The COM lawn is a great place to read, and get some sun.

The COM lawn is a great place to read and to get some sun.

The COM Writing Center offers literary assistance to students on their projects.

Students often relax and chat on the hallway benches... or complete their homework at the last minute.

Wi-Fi hotspots allow access to the Internet from nearly everywhere on campus.

Wi-Fi hotspots allow access to the internet from nearly everywhere on campus.

The COM lounge is a great place to meet for group projects...

The COM lounge is a great place to meet for group projects...

... or to work on your own in a comfy chair.

...or to work on your own in a comfy chair.