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The Communication Lab offers tutoring and resources for students currently enrolled in Communication courses.  Our goal is to support students’ academic achievement and success by providing an inclusive and accessible learning environment where students, tutors, and faculty can study and share communication concepts and ideas.  

 Please review the information below prior to using the Lab for the first time.


SPRING 2018 


Monday, January 29th: Lab Opens for the Semester at 9am  

Friday February 16th & Monday February 19th: President’s Day & Observance,  Lab Closed

Monday, March 26th -Friday, March 30th: Spring Break, Lab Closed

Monday, May 18th - Friday, May 18th: Exam Week, hours TBA

Thursday, May 17th: Lab Closes for Semester at 2pm


Guidelines for Lab Use

  • The Communication Lab is for communication students for communication assignments only. Please use the LRC or Library computers for other class assignments or personal email.

  • Check in at the front desk with your Student Photo ID card.  

  • Do NOT bring food or drinks into the Lab. Do NOT remove Lab materials (journals, textbooks or sample exams and papers) from the Lab.

  • The lab provides a supportive environment for learning. Please be courteous while using the lab.



  • Make an appointment in the binder on the front counter.  Walk-in is OK only if tutor is available.


Reserve Materials and Course Texts

  • Course texts and instructor reserve materials are available to borrow for use while in the lab.



  • The Lab has 18 computers. You will need to log on to the computers using your pipeline credentials.


Printer and Copier


Taping Rooms

  • Taping rooms may be used for studying, recording assignments on Webcam or watching DVDs with a group.  You may reserve a Taping Room in advance by phone or in person.

  • Taping Room reservations are held for 5 minutes.  If late, you lose your reservation.  Taping rooms are to be used by the same person(s) for no more than one hour at a time.

  • If you are recording on the Webcam, please follow instructions.  Instructions for operating the Webcams are posted in the Taping Rooms or ask for assistance.


Helpful Links



  • If you have questions about the Communication Lab or its resources, please feel free to contact Michelle Detorie.






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