The convocation program is an integral part of the liberal arts program at Bridgewater College, therefore attendance records are maintained.
Students are required to attend seven convocations each semester. A student who meets the convocation attendance requirements at the end of each semester will receive a grade of Satisfactory (S) on their permanent record. A student who do not meet the minimum requirement will receive a grade of Unsatisfactory (U).
Attendance at a convocation is recorded at the end of the program when a student swipes their ID card through a card reader. Unless pre-scanning has taken place, students are not allowed to swipe their card before the program has been concluded by the host. Students are also not allowed to swipe a card for another student.
Students without a working ID card should obtain a claim ticket from the faculty member manning the card readers. This claim ticket and a valid Bridgewater College ID card must be presented to the convocation secretary as soon as possible. The secretary will maintain a duplicate copy of all claim tickets for auditing purposes. Students who do not successfully swipe their ID card at a convo or present a valid claim ticket and ID card to the secretary within a reasonable time frame (typically the end of the semester), will not receive credit for that convocation.