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 SPRING CONVOCATION SCHEDULE

  • The Heart of King: Self and Social Responsibility at Wesleyan College and Beyond 
    January 18, 2021 | 10:00 AM | Virtual
  • Marijuana: Weeding out Misinformation 
    January 28, 2021 | 11:15 AM | Corn Center (downstairs of Chapel) & Virtual
  • Wesleyan College Resident Artist Lecture
    February 4, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Taylor Amphitheatre
  • Chinese New Year Celebration
    February 13, 2021 | 6:15 PM | Virtual
  • Keyboard Jam: Part II
    February 25, 2021 | 11:15:00 | Porter Auditorium
  • Lantern Festival
    February 26, 2021 | 6:30 PM | Virtual
  • Spring Student Honors Recital
    March 1, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Porter Auditorium
  • Women’s History Month: Guest Lecturer, Rachel Elizabeth Cargle - “For Your Consideration”
    March 2, 2021 | 7:00 PM | Virtual
  • Celebrating International Women's Day
    March 4,2021 | 11:15 | Quad
  • Be aBREAST of the Facts
    March 18, 2021 |11:15 AM | Taylor Amphitheatre
  • WOW A Day
    March 20, 2021 | 9:00 AM | Multiple Locations
  • Transforming the South Lecture Series: Transformation Starts Here
    March 23, 2021 | 7:00 PM |Virtual
  • Health Fair
    March 25, 2021| 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM | Quad
  • Belk Lecture: Monique Moultrie, “Womanist Sexual Ethics”
    April 1, 2021 | 11:15 AM | Virtual
  • CI Academic Lecture
    April 5, 2021 | 3:30 PM | Virtual
  • Courage Starts With You
    April 8, 2021 | 11:15 AM | Taylor Amphitheatre
  • A Contemplative Pause: Let's Reset Together
    April 15, 2021 | 11 AM - 1 PM | Quad
  • Honors & Awards Ceremony & Celebrating Student Scholarship Day
    April 21, 2021 | 11:15 AM Ceremony | Porter Auditorium & TBA
  • Earth Day Celebration: Pride in Our Campus
    April 22, 2021 | 11:15 AM | Campus Wide
  • A Conversation with Alysia Lee: Changemaker and Citizen Artist
    April 29, 2021 | 11:15 AM | Taylor Amphitheatre & Virtual


Please contact Theresa Abercrombie if you have any questions.

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 Spring 2021 semester.
  • Please note: Due to COVID-19, the number of convocations offered will be fewer (some will be virtual), 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. (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.

In addition, every student who attends 6 convocations in Spring 2021 semester will be entered to win a $100 gift card.

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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