Academics

ACE Festival Attendance Requirements

Don’t miss it!

You won’t want to miss the Academic & Creative Excellence Festival! Support your peers, enjoy a break from your class routine, and join the celebration! The Festival provides a unique opportunity for interdisciplinary networking and interaction outside your own department.

Attendance at the festival is required for all undergraduate students. To enable full participation in festival events, regular undergraduate classes will not be held on the Thursday of the festival.

To meet the attendance expectations, students should attend the keynote address and three additional events. To fully experience the festival, try to mix it up! Options beyond the Wednesday night keynote include:

  • Oral presentation sessions
  • Poster sessions
  • Visual and performing arts events
  • events offered on Tuesday and Wednesday (see Festival Schedule)

Students are strongly encouraged to attend events featuring students from outside their own major or academic department. Professors may require attendance at specific events as part of course requirements.

In the case of potentially conflicting requirements from different courses, students may use their best judgement about which events to attend. Also, note that presenting or performing in a festival event counts as attendance at that event!

Students may earn one convocation point by attending the keynote address on Wednesday evening.

How will they know I was there?

Be sure to scan in with your EMU ID card at all monitored events you attend. Most Festival events will be monitored, except for meals, receptions,  and coffee/snack breaks.

For the keynote address, remember to scan in and out, at the beginning and end, in order to earn the convocation point.

Attendance scanning will be available at least 10 minutes before the start time of each event. For oral presentation sessions, monitoring will end shortly after the session begins; be sure to arrive and scan in on time! For poster and gallery exhibitions, scanning will be available during all four scheduled session time blocks, but not during breaks. 

Department chairs will receive full attendance reports for all majors in their departments. If you need to submit verification of attendance at a particular event to an individual faculty member, log in here and click on "See my Attendance Receipts" to email them a receipt of your attendance record: Report my attendance

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