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Media by Metro: Welcome Week Program

Washington Post Welcome Week

The Washington Post

Incoming first year students pose during their visit to The Washington Post as a part of Media by Metro, a Welcome Week program for new students taking place the week before classes each August.

Media by Metro: Program Details

If you are an incoming first year or transfer student looking for an exciting Welcome Week program, Media by Metro may be for you.

You probably know that Washington, D.C. is one of the most politically powerful cities in the world, but did you also know it is an international media hub and one of the largest documentary production markets in the country?

Learn more about the fields of communication (journalism, film & media arts, public relations) from AU alumni and media professionals in the District during site visits to communication and media organizations. Past site visits have included organizations such as the Washington Post, Discovery Communication, the National Geographic Channel, NBC 4 TV, and Porter Novelli. Learn how to use information gained at these site visits to support your career planning process during a workshop with the School of Communication Career Advisors.

Past Sites

In past years, Media by Metro has visited the following organizations in the District:

Discovery Communication

The Washington Post

The National Geographic Channel

NBC 4 News

Porter Novelli


The program fee is $115 and includes meals and transportation as well as other program materials. If you need to request a waiver, please do so by emailing

How do I register?

Register via the Office of New Student Programs. See available welcome week programs.

Meet SOC Ambassadors

SOC Ambassador Peer Mentors help new SOC students get acclimated to life in college, and act as a resource for you as you transition to AU and the School of Communication.

SOC Ambassador Peer Mentors

Read About Past Programs

A photo of a metro station with logos overlaid from various media outlets.

Media by Metro gives first year students the opportunity to begin their SOC experience with a look to the future!

2016 program highlights