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.
 

2020 CONVOCATION SCHEDULE

  • Artist Lecture: Randy Heart  
    9/3/2020 @ 11:15 AM | Chapel
  • Navigating College & Careers: Advice I’d Give to My Younger Self
    9/3/2020 @ 7 PM | Taylor 226 & Virtual Zoom
  • Fresh Check Mental Health Fair
    9/15/2020 @ 11:15 AM | QUAD 
  • All IN! Civic Engagement Series: Let’s Talk Presidential Election – Part 1
    9/17/2020 @ 11:15 AM | Chapel 
  • All IN! Civic Engagement Series: Let’s Talk Presidential Election – Part 2
    9/24/2020 @ 11:15 AM | Chapel
  • CI Day Celebration
    9/27/2020 @ TBA | TBA & Virtual Zoom
  • "Pursuing the Common Good: Faith in the Public Square" | Auditorium |10/1/2020 @ 11:15 AM
  • Artist Lecture: Christopher Ian Smith | Chapel | 10/8/2020 @ 11:15 AM
  • Keyboard Jam! Movie Music for Organ and Piano | Auditorium |10/15/2020 @ 11:15 PM
  • Twilight Los Angeles, 1992, (Theatre Production) | Porter Auditorium | 10/24/2020 @ 8:00 PM
  • “When Chinese Classical Dance Meets Ballet: An Exploration of Hand Gestures, Body Form & Gender“ | Virtual @ Chapel | 10/29/2020 @ 11:15 AM
  • Artist Lecture & Projection Show: Craig Coleman | Chapel | 10/29/2020 @ 7:00 PM
  • Artist Lecture: Christopher Ian Smith | Chapel | 11/5/2020 @ 11:15 AM
  • The Ritual and Music Culture of Zhou Family Band | Virtual @ Trice A&B | 11/10/2020 @ 7:30 PM
  • Trauma Effects on The Mind and Body | Taylor Amphitheatre | 11/19/2020  @ 11:15 AM


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 4 convocations in the Fall 2020 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 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 4 convocations in Fall 2020 semester will be entered to win a $100 gift card.

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