Coronavirus Information

As we monitor novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the health of our campus community is the highest priority for UNC Charlotte and for the Department of Communication Studies. We are committed to ensuring that all students can fulfill their academic requirements as planned and to supporting students, faculty and staff in this process. We will update this information as the situation evolves. For updates, the most comprehensive University resource is here:


Main Office

The Department of Communication Studies office is open, but we will have limited on-campus staff availability while the University operates on virtual instruction (until January 24, 2022).

If you need to speak with a member of our office staff and missed them on campus, please feel free to send an email. We will be able to respond to messages promptly.

A directory of our staff and email contact information can be found at


Remote Advising in the Department of Communication Studies

We are still available to support you remotely. If your assigned advisor is Lisa-Michelle Forsyth, please schedule appointments as usual through Connect and the appointment will be held via WedEx video chat or phone call, depending on your accessibility. If your assigned advisor is one of our Faculty Advisors, please email them directly to set up a remote advising option. As always, you are welcome to email your advisor with questions, however, please allow additional time for a response during this time of remote work.

If you are declared Pre-Communication Studies major, please visit the CLAS Advising website for more information about the remote advising options available to you.

Professor Communication and Classroom Information

Students should contact instructors via their preferred electronic method (Canvas, email, etc.) To check for information on specific classes and how your professor will handle the class, check for your professor’s instructions in Canvas first: If you cannot find the answer to your specific question there, email your professor. You can look up faculty here: faculty main page or here:

Additional Resources

The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences is maintaining information about resources that are available to students, faculty and staff. LEARN MORE:

The College Office of Advising & Student Services is available to students remotely. LEARN MORE:

The most up-to-date information from the University about COVID-19 is housed on the Emergency Management website. LEARN MORE:

This University website includes a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document. If you have a question not answered there, please complete this form:

The University also has created a Self-Quarantine Guide. LEARN MORE: