Lyceum Series


Wingate's Lyceum Series is a program designed to expose students to ideas and opportunities they might not encounter in the classroom. It’s part of the core curriculum and provides students with cultural enrichment so they can understand the world better.

Students must attend 24 Lyceum events to graduate. The four types of Lyceum events are as follows:

  • Academic events invite you to discuss scholarly topics. Nurture your critical thinking by getting involved in profound discussions.
  • Faith- and character-development sessions encourage you to explore yourself and your beliefs. Deepen your faith while understanding the faith of others.
  • Fine arts presentations and performances teach you to appreciate the arts. You’ll have the chance to survey:
    • Dance
    • Film
    • Music
    • Photography
    • Theater
    • Vocal performance
  • Personal- and professional-growth seminars enable you to think about issues related to your personal and career development.

Effective Fall 2017, the total number of Lyceums required for graduation changed from 40 to 24. This requirement applies to ALL currently enrolled students, and students should plan to fulfill the categories as outlined in the breakdown below. 

In keeping with the belief that diversity of experience is essential to a well-rounded education, Wingate University provides varied opportunities for cultural enrichment outside of the classroom. The Lyceum Series includes programs in the four categories listed below, and students are required to attend at least 24 events over the course of their studies as a requirement for graduation, distributed according to the following plan:

Lyceum Credits for Transfer Students

Students who have completed coursework at another accredited college or university prior to attending Wingate are considered transfer students. The number of Lyceum events a transfer student needs is based on the number of credit hours originally transferred to Wingate. 

To know how many events are required to graduate, please use the chart below: