Winthrop University: Cultural Events - Off-Campus

Cultural Events

Options for Petitions

The following represent a selection of off-campus events and locations which for which students have received Cultural Event credit in the past. In order to receive credit for these, students must submit a Cultural Events petition. These petitions are assumed to be approved, provided that students submit a well-written report along with proof of attendance. These are only suggestions and are not meant to be all-inclusive nor to eliminate other similar events.

Dance Performances

Attendance at any dance performance by the following listed groups or types of production companies would qualify. Proof of attendance would be a ticket stub, or if free, a program.

Community Dance Troupes

Professional Dance Troupes

[Note: Not acceptable are dance recitals by local or area studios where the performers are primarily children.]

Museums

This category may include a tour of a special traveling exhibit even if you have received credit for the regular exhibits of the museum in the past. Proof of attendance would be a ticket stub/receipt or, if no admission is charged, a brochure along with a photo of the student at the event.

Music Recitals

This includes attendance at classical or true jazz programs by professional, community, or college groups. For example, Lilith Fair would not be an approved performance, nor would a performance by Jimmy Buffett, Randy Travis, or The Rolling Stones. However, performances by Wynton Marsalis or Yo-Yo Ma would be approved. Any solo recitals by professional performers or those sponsored by a college are acceptable. Proof of attendance would be a ticket stub/receipt, or, if admission is free, a program and photo of yourself at the event [Note: it must be very clear in the photo that you are, in fact, at the event (e.g., a selfie)].

Community Groups

[Note: Music programs by high school (or any lower school) or church choir performances are not acceptable.]

Professional Groups

Theatrical Productions

Attendance at any performance of a theatre production or musical by the following listed groups or types of production companies would qualify. Proof of attendance would be a ticket stub or, if free, a program.

College Productions

  • College productions are appropriate. Not acceptable are high school (or any lower school) productions or church productions. Children's theatre productions are generally not approved.

Community Theatre Productions

Professional Theatre Productions

Other Special Events

Proof of attendance would be a ticket stub or if free, a brochure.

Special Events:

Proof of attendance for these events includes a ticket stub/receipt, or, if free, a pamphlet and photos of oneself at the event.

Last Updated: 2/29/20