The Student Center, located in Room E350 Adler Journalism Building, is a place for students to study, relax between classes, work on group projects, check e-mail, do research, and browse key publications in the field of journalism and mass communications. 

Center Hours (Spring 2023)

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 5pm
Saturday and Sunday: CLOSED

Services Offered

  • Peer Mentors - Peer Mentors serve to support and encourage student success! Students: make an appointment with a peer mentor today!
  • Academic Advising - Anna Newnum's office is located in E350D.
  • Writing Assistance
  • Internships and Job Opportunities - Michelle Sillman's office is located in E350E.
  • Coffee and Tea Cart - Come get a cup of coffee or tea and a breakfast bar or piece of fruit. 
  • Course Reserves - The Student Center has copies of required textbooks for SJMC courses available for checkout behind the front desk. Students may check books out for 2 hours.
  • Conference Room - Located in E350B. Available for students who want to work on group projects, hold student organizations meetings, or conduct phone interviews.  A scheduling book is available at the front desk to reserve the room.
  • Magazines, Newspapers - Major Iowa newspapers as well as Iowa community newspapers are available for reading in the area outside of the Student Center. There is a selection of journalism trade publications and magazines that represent different areas of magazine writing including food, travel, entertainment, sports, arts, health, and music.
  • Reserve Textbooks - Required textbooks for most journalism courses are on reserve at the front desk. In addition, other reserve readings and videos can be found here. 
  • Podcast Studio - The podcast studio is located in E350C. It is available for SJMC students who have completed training and class assignments are prioritized. Reservation book and signout sheet at the front desk. 
  • Computers - Eight Mac computers are available for working on assignments, printing homework, doing research, and checking your email.
  • Black/White and Color Printers - ITC printers are available. 

For more information or questions about the Student Center, contact