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.

Contact Theresa Abercrombie if you have any questions.



Why Attend Convocations?
  • 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).


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).

  • "Women's Health Care: A View from the Trenches" |  January 25 | 11:15 AM | Taylor Amphitheatre
  • “Demense-3”: Mark Errol Exhibition and Lecture | January 25 | 5:30 PM | McCrary Gallery
  • College Town Film Series | January 25, February 1 & February 8 | 7 PM | Douglass Theatre | Free with College ID | Sign-up for the free shuttle!
  • Lunch & Learn Exhibiting Author: Wanda Hopkins | March 1 | 12 PM | Pizza Lunch (Will Announce RSVP Link)
  • Gail Webster-Patterson Endowed Lecture in Business | February 15 | 4 PM | Pierce Chapel | Please RSVP by February 9
  • Transforming the South: Shauna Lewis, the Community Engagement Manager for E Pluribus Unum| March 14 | 5PM | Candler Oval Hall
  • Belk Lecture: Dr. Jacqueline Hidalgo | April 10 | 12 PM | Taylor Amphitheatre
  • Celebrating Student Scholarship Day | April 17 | Various Locations
  • Theatre Production | April 17th, 18 and 19th | 7:30 PM | Grassmann Porter Studio Theatre
  • Spring Concert | April 28 | 3 PM | Pierce Chapel
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