Hear big ideas at the Lyceum. Just like in ancient Greece.

a Tibetan meticulously works on a sand mandala at Wingate Aristotle’s students at the Lyceum were lucky: He walked around and lectured while they soaked up what he said. You’re luckier: Wingate University’s Lyceum Series offers more than lectures. Lyceum is a program designed to expose students to ideas and opportunities they don’t have in the classroom. It’s part of the core curriculum and provides students with cultural enrichment so they can understand the world better.

Operas, Interfaith Dialogues, International Films

Students must attend 40 Lyceum events to graduate. You choose five from each of the four types of Lyceum events and can select the remaining 20 from any category. 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 those 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 allow you to think about issues related to your personal and career development.

Want to see an example of a Lyceum event that you might see as a Wingate University student? Check out this YouTube video about Dr. Mario Livio, senior astrophysicist at the Hubble Space Telescope Science Institute.

Count Your Credit

Since you need to have attended 40 Lyceum events to graduate, you’ll want to keep track of them. You can check your Lyceum credits online. If you have other questions, just e-mail us.