Experience Hub

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SOJC Experience Hub




Experience the Future of Media and Communication

Welcome to the Experience Hub, where content meets the cutting edge. We’ve upgraded our historic building with a beating digital heart known as the Experience Hub. It’s part production studio, part research center, part hands-on learning lab—a place where students and faculty collaborate to develop innovative content and examine the media from every angle.

Student wears VR goggles while inside of the immersive media lab.
Immersive Media Lab

Explore new vistas for storytelling in the immersive media lab, where you can learn about and experiment with emerging technologies like virtual reality, augmented reality, and 360-degree video.

Four students collaborate in a group discussion in the newly renovated social media lab. Wall of screens behind the students show graphs and other measured analytics.
Social Media Analytics Lab

What fuels social media trends? How can analytics drive better content decisions? In the social media lab, you’ll explore these questions while sharing your work and making connections around the world.

Two students work in the production studio. One student is seated in a stool, while the other student adjusts the settings on video camera.
Production Studio and Editing Bay

In the self-contained photo and video studio, you’ll produce and screen your own visual communication pieces with the help of a control room and pro-quality lighting, sound, and video systems. Our state-of-the-art editing bay offers the latest high-tech tools for editing professional-level videos of all types, from award-winning documentaries to strategic campaigns and multimedia stories.

One student is seated in the podcast studio in front of a microphone. They are illuminated by a purple light.
Podcast Studio

The podcast studio is all about creating high-quality audio. Refine your oral storytelling skills while gaining experience in one of the fastest-growing media forms.

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Equipment Checkout

We’re big fans of fieldwork. With an expanded suite for equipment checkout—a.k.a. the J-Cage—you’ll have access to more tech you can take with you, including the latest digital cameras, mics, video and photo lighting kits, tripods, and monopods..


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Writing Central and Collaboration Space

Hone your wordsmithing skills at Writing Central, our popular peer-coaching writing program. When Writing Central’s not in session, you can use this flexible collaborative space to work on group projects.

Discover Writing Central

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Center for Science Communication Research

The Experience Hub serves as ground zero for the Center for Science Communication Research, our on-campus research center dedicated to enhancing public understanding of science and tech advancements.

Learn More about the SCR

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Student and Career Services

With our expanded Student Services suite, you’ll be able to get one-on-one guidance from our award-winning advisors for all the big questions, like your major, your classes, and your career path.

Make an Advising Appointment

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Hall of Achievement

Get inspired by the members of the SOJC Hall of Achievement. Our floor-to-ceiling multimedia exhibit uses interactive touch-screen technology to tell the story of the SOJC and its most distinguished alumni and faculty.

Explore the Hall of Achievement