Student Attendance Policy

Students who enrolled as undergraduates (either as freshmen or as transfers) in fall 2015 (or after) must attend an average of at least two Liberal Arts Convocations (LAC) per semester (for a minimum total of four per year) 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 within 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. 

Log in and track your attendance >

If you have questions after checking your attendance record, please inquire in person in the Department of Liberal Arts.

The online records represent our best information about your attendance. If this information does not match your personal records, then you may do the following:

  • Ask a faculty or staff member to independently verify your attendance at an event. If a College employee (not a fellow student) contacts us to verify your attendance at an LAC-certified event, then we can add it to your attendance record.
  • If you would like to appeal for credit without independent verification, please contact Kim Kilgore, dean of arts and sciences.
  • 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, and independent faculty/staff verification can serve as a backup.