Cultural Event Credit
The purpose of the program is to help students earn graduation credit for attending extracurricular events at Hanover. These events include concerts, plays, lectures, exhibitions, films and other special occasions. If you attend 12 events during the academic year (by end of winter term), you will receive a quarter unit toward graduation. There is no cost for participating in this program.
Campus groups are also eligible to nominate their sponsored events for credit under this program.
- You will receive a quarter-unit of credit if you attend 12 approved events during the academic year (end of winter term).Events held in May term will not count toward CE credit. Not all campus events have been submitted or approved for course credit. Please check the event schedule.
- You must register for Cultural Events before you can receive credit. Registration forms can be obtained in the Registrar's Office or printed online.
- When you go to the event, make sure you bring your ID card. At the beginning or the end of the event, look for the person sitting at the table next to the Cultural Events sign. She or he will write down your name and ID card number. IMPORTANT NOTE: If there is no worker to verify your attendance, you may submit an attendance verification form as located above right and signed by a faculty member to the Cultural Events Coordinator. You cannot be given credit unless one of these methods is used, so do have a copy of the form available any time you attend a CE event, just in case! These must be turned in to Cheryl Torline, in Newby Hall or via campus mail.
- You may not get credit for events for which you are already receiving academic credit. For instance, if you are required to attend the event for a class, you cannot get credit; or if you are enrolled in Wind Ensemble you cannot get credit for attending a Wind Ensemble concert.
- You will not be charged additional tuition for this course. The course will appear on your Winter Term schedule.
- You can register for the course at any time up to and including the end of the drop/add period in January. Otherwise, it follows the same registration rules as any other Winter Term course - namely, you cannot drop it after the end of the Winter drop/add period, and if you wish to withdraw from it, you must do so before the end of the eighth week of Winter Term.
- If you attend fewer than 12 events during the year, you will receive a failing grade for the course. Therefore, you need to plan carefully to make sure you will be able to complete the requirement. One possible strategy is to register now for the course, then check your status during drop/add week in January. If there's no way to get to 12 events, you can drop the course and there's no harm done. If you stay with the course, then you can check your status again at the end of February; if you don't think you can get to 12, you can withdraw.
- You cannot carry events from one academic year to the next.
- You may not receive credit for more than six events in a single event category. These categories include films, concerts, exhibitions, plays and lectures. Basically, this means you have to go to at least two different kinds of activities to earn the credit.
- You may not attend the same event more than once and count it toward the 12 required. For example, attending one art exhibit on two different days and attending two separate performances of the same play are each counted as one event.
- Do all events held on the campus count toward my Cultural Events requirement of 12 events?
No – only those submitted and approved by the Registrar and listed on the official calendar will count toward the events needed.
- How do I know which events count for credit?
Check the CE calendar on the Registrar’s home page – it changes frequently so check often!
- How do I receive credit for attending an approved event?
At larger events, workers from the Registrar’s office will ask you to sign in with your name and student ID number. Look for the bright pink signs! Sometimes the event’s organizers will do this, though. If you cannot find someone taking up attendance, use one of the attendance verification slips and have the person in charge of the event sign it to verify that you attended that event. It is suggested that you keep those available in your backpack or wallet so you have one when you need one. These are also available from Mrs. Torline in Newby Hall and on the web-site.
- Do I have to keep track of how many events I attend?
We strongly recommend you keep track of the events you attend in the case of a discrepancy, etc.
- Can I nominate an event for CE credit?
Yes! The faculty sponsor may submit the event for inclusion on the CE Calendar using the Event Nomination form posted on the Registrar’s web page.
- Who do I contact if I have questions?
Contact Cheryl Torline in Newby Hall (Education Building) as she administrates the course for the Registrar’s Office. Mrs. Torline’s extension is 7390 and email is email@example.com
How to Nominate an Event
All campus groups are invited to nominate their events for consideration for Cultural Events credit.
Nomination proposals should include:
- The name, date, time and place of the event
- A description of the event
- The type of event (film, concert, exhibition, play, lecture and discussion)
- A justification for credit, explaining how the event (a) is beneficial to attendees and (b) is different from the kinds of events that students ordinarily attend
- The name of the sponsoring organization
- Contact information for the committee in case more information is needed
- Contact information for the public
Proposals should be brief - no more than one page and no more than 400 words. Proposals must be submitted via the Nomination Form (PDF) either via email or hard copy to: Cultural Events Subcommittee, Office of the Registrar, 104 Long Administration Building. In order to ensure timely review by the subcommittee and to guarantee the presence of recorders at the event, nominations must be received at least three weeks prior to the event. Organizations wishing to include information in their publicity materials should plan on additional lead time. However, nominations arriving less than three weeks prior to the event will still be considered.