CMS Week 2023

Coming Soon: 2024 Communication Studies Week April 1-4.

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2023 Communication Studies Week April 3-6

Free food and prizes…networking events…trivia…faculty presentations…alumni panels…performances by the forensics teams…all of that and more will be part of the Communication Studies Department’s Communication Studies Week.

CMS Week Schedule

11:45am-1:15pm, Walter Cronkite Plaza: Presentations, Pizza, and Prizes on the Plaza 

Join us for some amazing teaching teasers from the award-winning CMS faculty. There will be free pizza, prize giveaways, CMS Week swag, and more!

3-6pm, Walter Cronkite Plaza: Celebrating the CMS Community: Contests, Classes, Clubs, and (Ice) Cream!

This event is for all current/prospective majors/minors and CMS faculty/staff. Learn about fall classes, student organizations, degree options, co-curricular opportunities and more as you enjoy games, live trivia, and Amy’s Ice Cream!

4-7pm in CMA: CMS Career Day: Networking for What’s Next


We’ve got training from experts on how to network, a panel of alums talking about career success, and speed networking with Austin area professionals (plus free food/drinks)!  

4:00pm - Networking Workshop: How to Tell Your Story & Build Connections (CMA 2nd Floor Auditorium)

5:00pm - CMS Career and Alumni Panel: Words of Wisdom on Using Your CMS Degree Toward Success (CMA 2nd Floor Auditorium)

6:00pm - Speed Networking: Meeting Austin Communication Professionals (CMA 3rd floor Lobby)


5:30-8:30pm, DMC 5.102: Thursday Night Live: CMS Info Sessions and Speech/Debate Showcase Performances

We’ll wrap up the week with an exciting evening of information, entertainment from our award-winning forensics teams, and free food/snacks for all in attendance!

5:30pm – Pizza and Information on CMS Degrees, Clubs, and More (5th Floor Lobby)

6:30pm – Public Debate by Members of UT Debate Team: The debate team will be debating the following: Resolved: The United States should compel ByteDance to sell TikTok to a domestic corporation. 

7:30pm – Showcase Performance by Members of Texas Speech Team