The Communications Building houses faculty offices, classrooms, computer labs, the library, and art gallery.
Gaylord Hall houses classrooms, faculty offices, and production studios for television, radio, and the student newspaper. It is one of three Doane buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
Doane students may participate in month-long or semester-long internships, gaining hands-on work experience for college credit. English students have completed internships at such organizations as:
- Mary Ripma Ross Film Theatre
- NEBRASKAland Magazine
- Prairie Schooner
Every four years, the English Department selects approximately 15 students for a semester in east and central Africa. Students travel to six countries and engage in a semester of courses, including Introduction to African Studies, African Literature and Culture, Linguistics, Swahili, writing, and independent study.
Periodic trips to Japan, England and Greece are offered as an interterm class. English students have also traveled to The Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C., The Oriental Institute, the Field Museum, and The Art Institute in Chicago to supplement course work.