Convocation offers opportunities to gather with members of the Erskine community for programs that include lecture series, renowned speakers, concerts, and plays.
In recent years, Erskine has hosted Dr. Steven Garber, founder of the Washington Institute on Faith, Vocation and Culture; writer and social critic Os Guinness; author and activist David Gushee; author Tori Murden McClure, famed for rowing solo across the Atlantic Ocean; Chief Justice Jean Hoefer Toal of the South Carolina Supreme Court; and Columbine survivor Evan Todd.
2019-2020 Attendance Requirements for 2019-2020
- Chapel and Convocation will be held every Tuesday at 11:00am. Chapel will be held in the Due West ARP Church and convocation will be held in Lesesne unless otherwise specified.
- All students are required to attend a minimum of 8 Convocation Program events each semester.
- There are no “area-specific” requirements such as “Academic,” “Spiritual,” or “Service.”
- All programs count for 1 attendance only unless otherwise noted (there are no ‘double-credit’ events).
• There are no “automatic” excused absences or requirement reductions. Multiple programs are scheduled at different times of day so all students should be able to obtain the required 8 minimum programs. For legitimate reduction requests, visit the Convocation page on the website.
• Attendance will be tracked and maintained in the student portal. It is the student’s responsibility to be aware of attendance and to contact the Office of
Student Development if there is a question. Students will be held responsible for attending fewer than the minimum 8 required programs (a fine of $25 per program under the 8 required).
• The schedule for the 2019 fall semester is confirmed and posted to the calendar (see the back of this document). Whenever possible, reminder emails will be sent to the Erskine community and will include important details.
• The Convocation Committee will not be accepting requests throughout the year to add events for attendance credit.