Winthrop University: Cultural Events - Frequently Asked Questions

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Cultural Events

Frequently Asked Questions


    As a degree requirement, undergraduate students are required to attend a certain number of Cultural Events in order to graduate.

    To see how many Cultural Events you must attend, log in to Degree Works. This number is listed at the top of your worksheet. In general, first-time freshmen are required to attend a total of 18 Cultural Events by the end of their final term in order to graduate. This requirement is adjusted for transfer students based on their total number of approved transfer credit hours.

    Degree Works worksheet

    In order to receive credit for attending a Cultural Event, students must either:

    1. Sign in and out of the event with their student ID card, or

    2. Fill out an attendance slip at the beginning of the event and turn it in at the event. [Note: These are distributed by the Cultural Event Monitors at each event.

    To see which Cultural Events you have received credit for attending, log in to Wingspan. There, under the 'Home' tab, in the 'Channels' section, click on 'Cultural Events' and your credit award history will be displayed. [Note: If you attended an event that is missing from this list, please contact the Cultural Events Coordinator for assistance.]

    Cultural Event credit award history

    Credit for event attendance must be verified by the Cultural Events Coordinator. It takes approximately 2-3 business days following an event for credit to be processed.

    Yes. Students can petition to receive Cultural Event credit for past experiences that are considered to be culturally significant. Petitions can be submitted for: on-campus events, off-campus events, travel experiences, military experiences (student veterans), and portfolios of experiences (post-traditional students).

    Note: All experiences must be post high school.

    No. In general, students will receive only 1 Cultural Event credit for attending a Cultural Event, unless otherwise stated on the Cultural Events calendar or specified by the Cultural Events Coordinator.

    No. Students who arrive late to events (even by just one minute) or leave early will not be able to receive credit for their attendance. Student ID cards will not be scanned during the event, nor will any attendance slips be distributed/collected. Therefore, students are responsible for arriving on time to all events and remaining until the end. The Cultural Event Monitors are instructed to stop taking attendance when the event starts (e.g., when a performer enters the stage, a curtain is raised, a lecturer walks to the podium, a film starts, etc.) and to start again only when it ends.

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Last Updated: 5/28/20