convocations & Community events

Students walk in regalia to convo

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.
 

2021 FALL CONVOCATION SCHEDULE

Please contact Theresa Abercrombie if you have any questions.

  • Opening Convocation | 8/19/2021 11:15 AM | Porter Auditorium
  • An Introduction to Study Abroad | 9/9/2021 11:15 AM | Taylor Amphitheatre
  • Defining the Line: The "What" and "How" of Consent | 9/16/2021 | 11:15 AM | Taylor Amphitheatre
  • Visiting Artist: Stephanie J. Woods | 9/16/2021 | 6:00 PM | PFA East Gallery
  • Fresh Check 2021 | 9/23/2021 | 11:15 AM | Quad
  • Belk Lecture: “God Still Breathes, Why Can’t I?: Black Lives Matter and Biblical Authority” with Angela Parker  | 9/30/2021 | 11:15 AM | Taylor Amphitheatre
  • Exhibition Closing: Belinda Person | 9/30/2021 7-8 PM | East Gallery
  • Piano Trio Recital | 9/30/2021 | 7:00 PM | Burden Parlor
  • CI Day Celebration | 10/2/2021 | 2:00-5:00 PM | Quad
  • Virtual Artist Lecture: Sherrill Roland | 10/7/2021 | 11:15 AM | Zoom
  • AXIS International Festival | 10/14/2021 | 11:15 AM | Quad
  • Guest Artist Piano Recital | 10/14/2021 | 7:00 PM | Chapel
  • Courage Starts with You | 10/21/2021 | 11:15 AM | Taylor Amphitheatre
  • Play production: The Revolutionists | 10/21/21 & 10/22/21 | 8:00 PM | Porter Auditorium
  • WOW-A-Day! | 10/23/2021 |  9:00 AM | Front steps of OSP
  • Celebrating Faculty Scholarship | 10/27/2021 | Burden Parlor, Taylor Amphitheatre, and Taylor 123
  • "Let's Climb Together: Virtually Lost, Critical Race Theory, and other Education Issues” with Andre Benito Mountain | 10/28/2021 | 11:15 AM |Taylor Amphitheater
  • PDE 400 Showcase | 11/4/2021 | 11:15 AM | Quad (rain location: Oval Hall)
  • Cultural Event-Chinese Cooking Workshop | 11/11/2021 | 6:00 | Corn Center
  • Trans Faith and Activism | TBA | Chapel

Please allow time for data entry: Attendance from sign-in sheets and virtual participant rosters can sometimes take a business day or two to receive from the faculty sponsor, and data must then be entered before showing up in wesportal. Please contact me (Theresa Abercrombie) if you have any questions or see anything missing from your convocation record after attendance. 

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. 
  • Students will be rewarded academically with a GPA boost for choosing to attend 6 convocations in the semester along with a chance to win a $100 gift card.
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. (if virtual, sign in with full name - full name is shown instead of phone number).

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 their 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.

 

Login to Wesportal and check your convocation creditsor (login) on Wesportal, click "Student" (top) and "Convo Attendance" (left). For more information, please review the Wesleyan College Convocation Policy.

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