Frequently Asked Questions
How many events do I need to attend to graduate?
Students whose majors fall within the College of Arts & Sciences and School of Music must attend 12 approved Creative Arts Experiences with at least 2 events from each of the following categories: Art, Film, Music, Theatre, and Literature/World Cultures.
How do I get credit for an event?
When arriving at an in-person event, double-check that the event you are attending is approved for CAE credit by verifying the information on BaylorConnect. After the event has ended, students will need to locate the CAE representative and present their Event Pass to be scanned for credit.
Attendance for synchronous online events will be recorded via QR code. Scan the code at the end of the event, follow the link, and sign in to Connect. A blue banner will appear on the bottom of your screen, confirming that your attendance has been recorded.
Attendance for asynchronous online events requires submitting the reflection questions in the online form before the end of the listed event time.
Be prepared to stay the full duration of each event. Leaving early will forfeit your opportunity to obtain CAE credit.
Students can check if they have obtained credit by checking their Degree Audit on Bearweb within 48 hours of an event.
*Please note if at any time during an event a student is found being disruptive, they will be asked by an event sponsor to leave and will not receive CAE credit for the event.
What if I attended an event but did not receive credit for it?
Credit should appear on your account within 48 hours. If an event you have attended does not reflect your degree audit, you have 5 days to contact us and dispute the credit. Within your dispute email, please include the name of the event and the time that the event occurred. In the meantime, check the calendar for another event! A missed opportunity may result in an enjoyable experience.
Do I need to RSVP to a CAE event?
Students are only asked to RSVP to a CAE event if there is a capacity limit due to the size of the event space. Otherwise, you will not need to RSVP to an event.
Can I receive credit for a CAE event that I am participating in?
No. Students are encouraged to seek out other events and opportunities that they are not involved in to help cultivate patronage of the arts.
Students serving as ushers for a Theatre CAE event may receive credit only if they watch the entire performance.
As a transfer student, how many events do I need to attend to graduate?
Transfer students should reach out to their academic advisor to clarify their CAE requirements.
Do I need to pay to see a CAE event?
There will be a range of CAE events in each category available for students each semester. Some will be offered for free, but some will require a ticket purchase. Ticketed events are generally more costly for the sponsoring department to produce. You can find out which events require a ticket purchase by checking an event’s details on BaylorConnect.
Free CAE events will be offered in every category each semester.
I got tickets to see an event outside of Baylor's campus. Can this event count as CAE credit?
CAE credit will only be given to approved events sponsored by a Baylor faculty member. All fine arts events can be valuable, but the CAE program promotes engaging in the fine arts within the Baylor community.
What makes an event eligible to receive CAE credit?
CAEs are predetermined by the CAE committee and will be approved in the areas of Art, Music, Theatre, Film, and Literature/World Cultures.
How do I know the event I'm attending is a CAE event?
For a list of upcoming events, please check BaylorConnect and look for events labeled with a CAE marking.
What is the CAE Honor Code Policy?
Plagiarism or any form of cheating involves a breach of student-institutional trust. This means that any work or attendance record submitted under your name is expected to be your own, neither composed by anyone else as a whole or in part nor handed over to another person for complete or partial revision. Instances of plagiarism or any other act of academic dishonesty, including falsifying attendance records, will be reported to the Honor Council and may result in University mandated consequences. Not understanding academic dishonesty is not an excuse. As a Baylor student, the CAE expects you to be intimately familiar with the Honor Code at: http://www.baylor.edu/honorcode/