English majors must attend at least eight English department colloquia during their academic careers. The department will offer an average of five colloquia every semester and may occasionally designate a non-departmental colloquium as qualifying for this requirement. [NOTE: Due to COVID-19 and event gathering limitations, the colloquium requirement is being suspended for the class of 2021, and will be revisited for subsequent impacted graduating classes. In lieu of credits, at each qualifying event you attend, you will be entered into a drawing for an English department mug to be given at the end of the semester. For each event attended, you will receive an additional entry into the drawing, increasing your chances of receiving the mug.]
Sign-in sheets will be at all English department colloquia, and attendance records will be kept in the English department office. It is the student's responsibility to sign in at each event they attend, and to keep track of their progress toward fulfilling this requirement. Information on colloquium attendance can be accessed in the English department office.
Among the new and ever-changing list of speakers and presenters, visiting authors and inspiring lecturers are annual events in the English department (dear and recurring friends on the colloquium schedule): The List, What Can You Do With an English Major?, and the Literary Pub Fest.
Colloquia Schedule Spring 2021