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Frequently Asked Questions

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About the Convocation Series and How it Works

What is the Convocation Series?

Convocation means "Coming Together" and is the umbrella title for all of the events that are for Convocation credit. This includes Chapel programs, Club Convo, Department Chapels and Spiritual Mentoring.

What can I learn in Convocation programs?

Much of student learning takes place outside of the classroom.  Student Affairs departments, including this one, seek to support student learning and development. See our list of Student Learning Outcomes of this department.

How do I get Convocation credit?

You receive Convocation Credit by scanning your CWID card on your way in and out of any event on time sponsored by our office. Visit our Convocation Calendar.

You are responsible to be sure your card is properly scanned for credit. We encourage all students to make sure they hear the beep and/or watch the scanner light turn from red to green as their cards are being scanned in/out. Feel free to request an additional scan if you are uncertain that the card was read properly.

How many Convocations am I required to attend?

Each full-time (carrying 12 units or more as of the end of the Add/Drop period), non-exempt student is enrolled in Convocation (SVR 200) for his or her first 8 semesters and must attend 14 events sponsored by our office to receive an A. Here is a listing of what grade you will get based on how many events you have attended:

Number of Programs Attended Grade
14 or more A
13 A-
12 B+
11 B
10 B-
9 C+
8 C
7 or fewer F

How many Convocations are offered each semester?

Though it depends on how many events are submitted to our office by students and on-campus organizations, there are typically over 120 different events at which you can get Convocation Credit each semester.

Will my grade in the Convocation Series affect my GPA?

Yes, attendance at Chapel/Convocation Series programs will be used to determine a grade that will be averaged into the student's cumulative GPA. Units earned and grades assigned for SEAVER 200 will be calculated as part of the overall GPA of all Seaver graduates and will be counted toward calculation of all graduation honors.

How do I appeal a record change on my Convocation records?

Students are responsible to be sure their ID cards are properly scanned for credit. We encourage all students to make sure they hear the beep and/or watch the scanner light turn from red to green as their cards are being scanned in/out. Feel free to request an additional scan if you are uncertain that the card was read properly.

Please refer to the Record Change Appeal Process for issues about credits.

Students are responsible for checking their own records on a regular basis.

How do I request an exemption from Convocation?

Visit our Exemption Policy page for more information.