convocations & Community events

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WESLEYAN COLLEGE STUDENT CONVOCATION POLICY

The Wesleyan College Convocation Series contributes to a strong academic atmosphere for students, faculty, and staff by bringing to the campus outstanding scholars and performers in varied areas and providing opportunities for meaningful community service. In addition to providing enrichment beyond classroom experiences, the Convocations also serve the purpose of providing a time for the entire campus community to meet together. The Convocation Series will support the mission of the college.

What’s New?
  • Convocations are now optional for all students. They add greater value and variety to Wesleyan's liberal arts tradition; therefore, we hope students will elect to participate to enhance their education. 
  • Instead of a financial penalty for not attending, students will be rewarded academically for choosing to attend.
  • The number of convocations offered will be fewer, and the quality will be greater.
Student Requirements

To earn convocation credit, students must:

1. Be present for the entire event.
2. Behave professionally.
3. Refrain from distracting behavior.
4. Sign or scan in using the student ID.

Benefits

Attending convocations will broaden your intellectual horizons, but there are some other incentives for participating:

Each fall and spring semester, all students have the opportunity to earn a quarter-credit hour GPA boost (A, 4.00) noted on her transcript as Convocation Attendance. Credit hours earned to do not apply toward graduation, but the A grade is factored into the institutional GPA. View the Convocation Policy in full in the Wesleyanne Student Handbook and on Wesportal for a complete explanation of how Convocation Attendance credit is applied.

In addition, every student who attends 6 convos in a semester will be entered to win a $100 gift card.

To earn the quarter-credit hour GPA boost, a student must meet the following requirements:

Fall Semester
  • Attend 6 Convocations (Attendance at Fall Convocation will count as 2)
 Spring Semester
  • Attend 6 Convocations (Attendance at x Celebrating Student Scholarship presentations will count as 2)

The Wesleyan College Convocation Series contributes to a strong academic atmosphere for students, faculty, and staff by bringing to the campus outstanding scholars and performers in varied areas and providing opportunities for meaningful community service. In addition to providing enrichment beyond classroom experiences, the Convocations also serve the purpose of providing a time for the entire campus community to meet together. The Convocation Series will support the mission of the college.
 

2019 CONVOCATION SCHEDULE

College Town Film Series

Douglass Theatre (downtown Macon, shuttle provided)
FREE (must bring Student ID)
January 23 & 30, February 6 | 7pm

Still Life Exhibition and Lecture

Murphy: McCrary Gallery | January 24 | 6pm

National Women's History Mueseum: "Determined to Rise" Symposium

Chapel | January 30 | 7pm (worth 2 credits)

Panel: Black Women in Leadership

Pierce Chapel | February 6 | 11:15am

McGhee/Gan recital with string quartet

Oval Hall | February 13 | 7pm

CommUnity Tuesday: Experiential Learning Fair

Oval Hall | February 18 | 11:15am

Know Your World

Taylor Amphitheatre | March 5 | 11:15am

CommUnity Tuesday: Health Fair

Quad | March 17 | 11:15am

Writer in Residence, Geffrey Davis: Lecture

TBA | March 19 @11:15am

Writer in Residence, Geffrey Davis: Reading

TBA | March 20 | 7pm

WOW-a-Day!

Various partner sites | March 28

Wesleyan Women in the Workplace: Alumnae Panel

Burden Parlor | April 17 | 12pm

UN Chinese Language Day

Trice | April 20 | 6pm

Celebrating Student Scholarship Day

Campus-Wide | April 22  (up to 2 credits)

Spring Theatre Production

Grassmann-Porter Studio Theatre | April 29 - May 2 | 8pm

Spring Concert

Pierce Chapel | May 3 | 4pm

The Future of Christianity: Confonting Systemic Sin | TBA
Pre-Professional Programs: Resources and Road Maps | TBA
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