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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
 

Opening Convocation

Porter Auditorium | August 22 at 11:15am 

WOW-a-Day!

Various Partner Sites | August 24

Arist Lecture and Opening: Benjamin Britton, UGA Professor of Art

Murphey 104 | September 5 at 11:15am

Lamar Lecture: Judge Richard Gergel

Pierce Chapel | September 11 at 7pm

Artist Lecture: Kevin Snipes, artist-in-residence

Taylor Amphitheatre | September 12 at 11:15am

"Things That Make Us Think" series kickoff

Taylor Amphitheatre | September 18 at 6:30pm

Confucius Institute Day

Quad | September 28

Joey Stuckey and Tom Rule: "We're all Broken - Get Over It!"

Pierce Chapel | October 3 at 11:15am

Artist Lecture: Lora Rust, ceamic artist

Murphey 104 | October 3 at 11:15pm

Police Brutality: An Officer's Perspective

Taylor Amphitheatre | October 17 at 11:15am

Belk Lecture: Dr. Traci West

Pierce Chapel | October 24 at 11:15am

Theatre Production: Nickel and Dimed

Studio Theatre | October 30, November 1-2, at 8pm

Know Your World

Taylor Amphitheatre | October 31 at 11:15am

Artist Lecture: Matt Mitros

Murphey 104 | November 6 at 12pm

Artist Lecture: Lora Rust, ceramic artist

Murphey 104 | November 7 at 11:15am

Fall Recital

Porter Auditorium | November 11 at 7pm

Lunch and Learn with Dr. Karen Bray

Pierce Chapel Corn Center (downstairs) | November 14 at 11:15am

LesTrois Voix: vocal trio (with alum Katie Sadler-Stephenson)

Pierce Chapel | December 5 at 11:15am

Christmas Concert

Porter Auditorium | December 8 at 4pm


CommUnity Events:

Fresh Check Day
Tuesday, September 17 | 11:15am - 1:00pm

Major Exploration Day
Tuesday, October 8 | 11:15am - 1:00pm

PDE Showcase
Tuesday, November 19 | 11:15am - 1:00pm

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