Student Attendance Policy

Students who enrolled as undergraduates (either as freshmen or as transfers) in fall 2015 or after must attend an average of two Liberal Arts Convocations (LAC) per semester throughout their undergraduate careers at the College (at least 16 total for traditional four-year students). Please note: Students may earn up to three attendance credits per semester.

Students who enrolled as traditional first-years or freshmen prior to fall 2015 (and who have stayed on track in the old curriculum) must attend at least six LAC events to graduate. Students who transferred into the program prior to fall 2015 do not need to attend LA Convocations to graduate (though we hope they will attend some for pure enjoyment!).

Track Your Attendance

To check your LAC attendance record, please use the online Student Convocation Tracker. 

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The online records represent our best information about your attendance. If this information does not match your personal records, then you can follow up in several different ways:

  • Ask a faculty or staff member who saw you at an event missing from your record to vouch for you. If a College employee (not a fellow student) contacts us to personally verify your attendance, then we can add an event to your attendance record.
  • Appeal to Kim Kilgore, dean of arts and sciences, for credit without independent verification.
  • Attend upcoming LAC events to satisfy your requirement. Every semester includes a minimum of five events for which you can earn credit.

If it is important to you to receive credit for attending a certain event, BE SURE to speak to a faculty or staff member at that event who can (if necessary) vouch for your attendance. Unfortunately, students' card swipes do not always register, but independent faculty/staff verification can serve as a backup.