The Communication Department hosts a variety of events each year, designed to bring students, faculty, staff, and alumni together on these occasions. Each Fall term the department hosts an Alumni Luncheon, usually held on the Saturday of homecoming week when more alumni are on campus. Each Spring term the department hosts the Ayers Lecture, an event where a prominent individual outside of the JSU community is invited to visit and speak at a public gathering. Each Spring semester the department also hosts what is collectively referred to as "Communication Week", a series of events that includes Broadcast Day, Digital Journalism Day, Public Relations Day, and culminates with a Communication Awards Luncheon.
In 2014 the Ayers Lecture has been scheduled for Thursday, March 13 at 1pm on the 11th Floor of Houston Cole Library. David Folkenflik, NPR media correspondent, has been selected as the Ayers lecturer in 2014.
In 2014 Communication Week has been tentatively scheduled for April 7th through April 10th, with the Communication Awards Luncheon set for April 10th.