The Spring Term 2024 Convocation Calendar is now available!

Questions regarding convocations should be directed to Erika Sengstack, 859.238.5424.

2023-2024 Convocation Proposal Form

2023-2024 DEADLINES:

Deadline for Regular Review Spring Term 2024: Friday, January 26, 2024 @ 12pm EST

Decisions on SP24 convocation proposals, that were submitted at the December 1st deadline, will be made after the January 26, 2024 deadline. 



The Convocation Committee, consisting of two students, at least two faculty, and at least two members of the administration, will coordinate the selection of convocations and will have final authority in all matters having to do with convocations.  Convocations are a co-curricular requirement.

 Convocation Calendar Fall Term 2023

Convocation Calendar CentreTerm 2024

Convocation Calendar Spring Term 2024


Announcements/Upcoming Convocations











Academic Policy

ALL full-time students who attend Centre for the entire academic year are required to earn a total of 12 convocation credits. Students who fulfill the requirement have one hour of ‘A’ figured into their grade point average and noted on their transcript. Students who fail to accumulate 12 convocation credits will have one hour of ‘U’ figured into their GPA and noted on their transcript. Students who are not enrolled on a full-time basis for the full academic year still may complete the requirement by accumulating 12 credits. However, they will not receive a ‘U’ if they do not. (NOTE: Convocation credits are not credit hours and do not count toward the 110 credit hours necessary for graduation.)

Students may submit a written appeal to the Convocation Committee Chair if extenuating circumstances may affect their ability to complete the convocation requirement. The petition must explain all the circumstances of why the student did not fulfill the 12 credit requirement.

Exceptions to the requirements are granted only when health issues or special academic circumstances arise; otherwise, appeals are rarely approved.

Students are required to follow the letter of the policy and be very careful about monitoring convocation credit.


Convocation Expectations

Students who abuse the system by swiping a card for a person who is not present, swiping multiple cards, or by behaving in violation of stated policy will lose convocation credit. Such deceit is considered a serious violation of academic honesty and the people involved are subject to disciplinary action by the Associate Dean or the Student Judiciary.  

As members of an audience, students are expected to be attentive and demonstrate mature, polite, and civil behavior. Computers and books should not be brought to convocations and cell phones should be turned off during the presentation. Students exhibiting inappropriate behavior will be told to leave by members of the audience, faculty, staff, or student convocation workers and will not receive convocation credit.

Convocation Credit System

To receive convocation credit, students must:

  • 1) scan their own Centre College ID card at a convocation station; 

  • 2) be seated before the program begins; 

  • 3) remain present throughout the full program; 

  • 4) scan their own Centre College ID card before leaving the event. 

Convo credit can only be given if ID cards are accurately scanned in and scanned out. Student ID cards may need to be replaced in the Student Life Office if the card does not register in the computer system. It is the student’s responsibility to bring Centre ID cards to convocations and to make sure the card scans accurately. This policy will be strictly enforced, and convocation credit will not be given to students who arrive late or who leave early or whose cards do not work in the convocation system. 

Students participating onstage or working backstage at an event can receive convocation credit by signing a Convocation Credit Form for Student Participants and Workers, available the Convocation Co-Chair, Shayne Jarman. The responsible faculty or staff member must submit the completed form to the Convocation Coordinator the day following the event. Most events given convocation status are worth one credit. Special events designated as campus-wide convocations are worth two credits.  Normally, Opening and Honors convocations are worth 2 credits.

Convocation Credit is entered and maintained by computer.  Students may check their convocation credit status by going to CentreNet, selecting the “Academic” tab, clicking “Academic Affairs,” then choosing “Convocations” and “Convocation Credits” from the drop down menus on the right side of the page. The individual student is responsible for verifying the online record’s accuracy and for notifying the Convocation Co-Chair, Shayne Jarman, within one week of the convocation in question if there is a discrepancy. Students are urged to check their convocation credits frequently throughout the academic year. Students are encouraged NOT to wait until the end of the year to attempt to obtain the required 12 credits.


Convocation Credit Abroad

Students participating in Centre sponsored off-campus study programs receive convocation credit as follows:
• Fall term: 6 credits

• CentreTerm: 1 credit

• Spring Term: 6 credits

Students who participate in off-campus internships or non-Centre study abroad programs may petition the Convocation Committee for convocation credit. The Convocation Committee will consider such requests on a case-by-case basis.


Convocation Proposal Form

2023-2024 Convocation Proposal Form

2023-2024 DEADLINES:
  • Deadline for Regular Review for CentreTerm 2024 & Early Review for Spring Term 2024: Friday, December 1, 2023 @ 12pm EST
  • Deadline for Regular Review Spring Term 2024: Friday, January 26, 2024 @ 12pm EST