COMlife

PLEASE NOTE, THIS SHOW HAS FINISHED PRODUCTION.

COMlife is a web series that documents the lives of Boston University College of Communication students through their entire four-year college journey. The show is shot mostly by the students themselves, who use their phones to film school projects, campus events, and the daily activities of a college student. Experience COM and the city of Boston right alongside them.
The creators of COMlife won the 2014 Shorty Award for best collegiate social media, multiple Telly awards, a regional Emmy award and three W3 awards.

Episodes

Season 5
Season 4
Season 3
Season 2
Season 1
Season Extras
  • New Beginnings Episode 1
    10/6/14

    Season 5 is finally here and we welcome two new COMlife members to the family – L.E., a freshman from Florida, and Steph, seasoned senior at COM. Alexa, now a senior, improves her broadcast skills on the field, Will performs with two SNL stars, and Kaley helps freshmen move into their dorms, as they show you what life could be like for you here at COM.

    Follow us on twitter @BUCOMlife

    Like us on Facebook –http://www.facebook.com/BUCOMlife

    Watch Now

  • Season 5 is almost here! Episode Teaser

    New season. New episodes. Season 5 of COMlife debuts Friday, September 26thonly on the official YouTube channel of BU COM. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram @comugrad

    Watch Now

  • Graduation and Reflection Episode 6

    The time has come. Jason and Kate say goodbye to COM and celebrate their graduation. We’re so proud of everything you’ve accomplished and can’t wait to see what you’ll do next! Congratulations.

    Watch Now

  • Celebration and Preparation Episode 5
    4/24/14

    With only one more episode left in Kate and Jason’s senior year, it’s time to look forward to what’s next. Will and the COM team are up for a Shorty Award for best social media by a college (sponsored by Barnes and Noble). Abby and Alexa talk about what’s going on in their classes and Kaley is helping out on Bay State, the longest running college soap opera.

    Watch Now

  • Always Moving Forward Episode 4
    3/29/14

    As the spring semester gets underway, Jason works on a behind-the-scenes documentary and then heads north of the border to enjoy winter. Will’s improv group partakes in a competition. Alexa makes an NHL All-Star laugh during an interview session. Abby starts her social media work on a radio show at WTBU. Kate tries her hand at a new sport, and Kaley checks off a couple items from her college bucket list.

    Watch Now

  • Season’s Greetings Episode 3

    The Fall semester wraps up at COM. Seniors Jason and Kate have one more semester to go and are working hard to finish strong. Alexa’s interviewing tall, world-ranked tennis players in Dublin. Abby’s keeping things festive, while Will has his film screened at the Production 1 screening. And Kaley visits the MFA and reflects on her first semester in college. A “special” holiday surprise awaits at the end.

    Watch Now

  • Anticipation and Celebration Episode 2

    The semester is in full swing at COM, and while everyone is hitting the books, they are also looking for chances to enjoy fall. Abby, Kate and Jason enjoy the Head of the Charles, Will discovers ocean life, Alexa gets a visit from her dad (as well as some cows), and Kaley leads the Boston Red Sox celebration as they win the 2013 World Series championship.

    Watch Now

  • Our Story, Your Future Episode 1

    Season 4 is here and we welcome two new COMlife members to the family – Kaley, a freshman from Connecticut and and Will, a sophomore from Wisconsin. Jason and Kate are seniors and they are fully involved in all that BU and COM has to offer, Alexa is studying abroad in Dublin, Abby is still hating lobster, Will shows us what he did at the Toronto Film Festival and Kaley is taking everything in, as they show you our story and what could be your future – at COM.

    Follow us on twitter @BUCOMlife or like us on Facebook – http://www.facebook.com/BUCOMlife

    Watch Now

  • Finishing Up Episode 6

    COMlife season 3 comes to a close as Alexa, Abby, Jason and Kate wrap up their Spring semesters and prepare for the summer.

    Watch Now

  • Doing Big Things Episode 5
    4/3/14

    Jason goes to the Today Show, Kate gets featured in the Boston Globe, Alexa works on BUTV10, and Abby explores the MFA for her Art History class.

    Watch Now

  • Weathering the Storm Episode 4
    3/29/14

    Kate and Jason return from their study abroad and get back into the swing of things on this side of the pond. Alexa and Abby work together on an assignment. And the big snow storm hits Boston!
    Featuring music from BU students:
    Peter Campbell – http://www.facebook.com/peterlikesmusic
    Frank and Dependent http://frankanddependent.bandcamp.com/
    Paul Coppola – http://paulcoppola.bandcamp.com/

    Watch Now

  • Giving Thanks Episode 3
    3/28/14

    In this episode, Kate brings COMlife to Hogwarts, Alexa shares a clip from her new show on BUTV10, Abby finds a little piece of home in New Jersey, and Jason enjoys a Thanksgiving feast in Madrid!

    Watch Now

  • Falling into Place Episode 2

    It’s Fall in New England as Abby and Alexa take on their semester in Boston. Jason enjoys a Juanes concert and is loving his study abroad internship in Madrid. Kate has finished finals in London, heads for Italy for her Fall break and starts her internship at Churchill PR. And Jason and Kate snag tickets the Pats/Rams game in London!

    Watch Now

  • Dreaming of Boston Episode 1

    Meet our newest addition to COMlife, a freshman from Florida, Abby Cecchine. Catch up with Alexa returning to Boston for her sophomore year. And COMlife goes abroad as Jason is off to Madrid, Spain and Kate travels to London, England.

    Watch Now

  • Saying Goodbye to May Episode 8

    The Season 2 Finale! Watch struggles with the last week of school, the joy of finishing up, and end-of-year reflections from Jason, Kate, and Alexa.

    Watch Now

  • April – Welcome to the Big Leagues Episode 7

    April is the month of big time projects. Jason tackles his Production I final film, where he manages a cast of students and SAG actors in various locations across Boston. Kate starts her Media Relations final project – a media relations plan for a bed and breakfast that she will pitch to a professional journalist. Alexa plans her schedule for next semester and goes to the 100th Anniversary game at Fenway between the Red Sox and Yankees.

    Watch Now

  • March Madness Episode 6

    It’s been a crazy month! Alexa shoots for butv10’s “The Wire”, Jason gets an internship with The American Experience show at WGBH, Kate is accepted to the London internship program for next fall, and more.

    Watch Now

  • Fall into Feburary Episode 5

    An exciting second semester is underway! Alexa gets a private tour of TD Garden from a COM alum, Jason shoots his first Film Production I movie, Kate goes to Mardi Gras, and more.

    Watch Now

  • Finally December Episode 4

    Kate presents her marketing campaign for Principles and Practices of PR, Jason wraps up Inside Boston and sees a BU on Broadway show with Kate, and Alexa visits Mike’s Pastry in the North End and gets her grade in COM 101.

    Watch Now

  • November Means Family Episode 3

    Some last minute studying and fun precedes Thanksgiving break. Jason acts in a Production I film, Alexa gets COM 101 study hints via the Associate Dean’s twitter, and Kate sees the Blue Scholars in concert. Finally, the three make it to their respective families for the holiday.

    Watch Now

  • October Moon Episode 2

    Alexa shows off her recipe for dorm room mac-n-cheese and explores a haunted graveyard in Salem. Jason directs a block on Inside Boston and goes to the Head of the Charles Regatta. Kate watches her Cardinals win the NLCS, but also loses a dear friend in Pop the fish.

    Watch Now

  • Dancing in September Episode 1

    Newcomer Alexa arrives from California and settles into Rich Hall. Kate shows us her new digs at Myles Standish and does Kick for a Cure with her sorority. Jason works on his first screenplay and dances with the Stanley Cup in Boston’s North End.

    Watch Now

  • Freshman Year Episode 10

    Jason and Kate’s first year of college is over. Watch them cram for finals, move out of their beloved Warren Towers and reflect on seven incredible months at BU.

    Be sure to stay tuned through the end credits for a special announcement from Jason and Kate!

    Watch Now

  • The Home Stretch Episode 9

    Only two weeks of classes left! Jason and Kate welcome accepted COM students at the open house. Kate makes her PSA presentation in COM 201, Jason gets feisty in a city-wide pillow fight and both hit the streets to watch the 2011 Boston Marathon.

    Watch Now

  • Spring has Sprung Episode 8

    The weather is warmer and Jason and Kate are getting busier. Mid-terms and internship applications abound, these two work hard before enjoying spring break and going to St. Patty’s Day parades.

    Watch Now

  • Back to School Episode 7

    The second semester is underway! Jason walks us through his BUTV10 shoot and rehearses for the first ever Boston flash mob. Kate works on her memoir assignment for COM 201: Intro to Communication Writing and cheers on BU hockey at the Beanpot.

    Watch Now

  • A Very Merry First Semester Episode 6

    The COMlife Fall finale finds Jason and Kate wrapping up their first semester as freshmen at Boston University’s College of Communication. From Thanksgiving break to holiday cheer to coping with finals, these two have had an exciting and stressful past few weeks.

    Watch Now

  • Film Production, Social Media and COM Prom Episode 5

    Jason shadows a Film II class, Kate enters a Social Media Challenge at COM and both dance the night away at COM Prom.

    Watch Now

  • The Filmmaker and the Publicist Episode 4

    Jason discusses his documentary, “No Hope”, and how it encouraged him to pursue filmmaking. Kate talks about her interest in Public Relations and visits on upper-level communication class.

    Watch Now

  • Rogue Wave, Drag Queens and COM 101 Episode 3

    Jason goes to a Rogue Wave concert, Kate plays Drag Bingo, and the two of them take a COM shopping trip and study for their first COM 101 exam.

    Watch Now

  • Vinny Chase and Groceries Episode 2

    Jason records music and sees a couple movies. Kate has a sports-filled week and replenishes her dorm room food supply.

    Watch Now

  • What’s COMlife? Episode 1

    COM freshmen Jason Kashdan and Kate Scott introduce COMlife. Kate enjoys lobster night and Jason does College Fest.

    Watch Now

  • Kaley’s Frozen Throne Episode 2
    4/3/14

    In Kaley’s first mini-episode, we see her travel to Loon Mountain Ski Resort in New Hampshire for a two day vacation with her family. Her love for Disney’s new hit becomes quickly apparent. Enjoy!

    Watch Now

    • Abby on Parade Episode 1

      In this COMlife mini-episode, Abby travels to New Orleans to visit her family. Chowing down on beignets and catching beads with her little brother, Abby celebrates Mardis Gras in COMlife style. Enjoy!

      Watch Now