University of Atlantia

Welcome!

The University of Atlantia is dedicated to the advancement of teaching in the Kingdom of Atlantia, SCA, Inc. Degrees presented by the University of Atlantia are not awards of the Society for Creative Anachronism or any of its branches and do not convey SCA precedence. We are therefore pleased to be able to offer degrees to qualifying students and faculty across the Knowne World.

There are two to three University sessions each year. If you are interested in hosting a University, please refer to our bid guidelines.

For more details on teaching classes, check out the page on Teaching at University.

Announcements

5/13/2024

The hosts of the June 8 University of Atlantia will offer lunch as a fundraiser to support the Barony of Bright Hills in holding this event.

The cooks of Bright Hills plan at least 4 kinds of soup and 5 kinds of sandwiches. There will also be fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and desserts. Reservations are not required. The cost for lunch will be $10.00 and will be served from 12:00 noon until 2:00.

 

5/6/2024

Student registration is now open through midnight on Wednesday, June 5! 

4/2/2024

The University of Atlantia Summer Session

Ad Astra!

In-person June 8, 2024      Online June 9, 2024

Where:

In-person hosted by the Barony of Bright Hills on Saturday, June 8 at the Coppermine Pantherplex, 1400 Panther Dr, Hampstead, MD 21074

Online: Zoom link TBA. For the June session, the University will host a Great Hall from which attendees will be directed to breakout rooms designated for administrative, social, and classroom space. All instructors will be provided with a university-assisted Zoom classroom space unless the instructor specifically requests to use their own platform. 

When:

In-person site opens at 8:30 AM. Registration table open at 9:00 AM. First class starts at 10:00 AM. Lunch at 12:00 noon. Convocation is between 1:00 PM and 1:30 PM. Last class finishes at 5:20 PM. Site closes promptly at 6:00 PM.

Online Zoom room will open at 12:00 PM ET. Classes begin at 1:00 ET. Last class finishes at 5:20 PM. Online Zoom room will close at 6:00 PM. Please note that all times are Eastern Time.  If you are outside of the Eastern Time zone in the US, consider using a time converter app to ensure that you are in sync with the class schedule.

Cost:

In-person

There is no event fee charged for attending the University of Atlantia. It is funded by donations and the sale of merchandise in our on-site and online bookstore (https://www.bonfire.com/store/university-of-atlantia-bookstore/).  Please help us keep University running and accessible with a donation at the door! If you cannot afford a donation, you are still welcome to attend. Because of the arcane nature of SCA financial requirements, we can only accept donations in cash or by check made out to SCA/Kingdom of Atlantia with University of Atlantia in the memo line. We are also unable to make change, so please bring smaller bills if you can. There will be someone on site who can privately assist with making change for donations and bookstore purchases in a limited capacity. Note: if there is a fee for the class, it is paid directly to the instructor.

Please check in first at the Bright Hills table and present your membership information or sign in as a nonmember. This is important to ensure that we are in compliance with SCA regulations and have an accurate headcount of attendees.  Second, come to the registration area to pick up instructor rosters, student class rosters, and/or register for classes on site.

Online

There are no fees associated with attending online. 

Registration: 

The University of Atlantia catalog will be available on the University's web page (www.university.atlantia.sca.org). Preregistration will open on Monday, May 6, 2024 and close at midnight on Wednesday, June 5. 

Please pre-register! Pre-registration allows instructors to be prepared for the number of students expected. If a class is full, pre-registration puts you on a wait list in case there is an opening. Pre-registration requires you have an Atlantian AEL account or that you create one. 

In-person

Preregistered students can pick up their class rosters at the registration table. Non-preregistered students can sign up for classes depending on space available. Students can adjust their class schedules at the registration table.

Online

Preregistration is required to take online classes. The only change in schedules allowed at the online session is if the class was cancelled too late for students to select another class before the close of the registration period. If it does not prevent a preregistered student from attending a full class, instructors may permit unregistered students to attend.  However, unregistered students will not be given credit toward a University degree (see https://university.atlantia.sca.org/degrees.php). 

Food & Lodging: 

In-person

Breakfast can be purchased at the farmers market held at the site on Saturday. A fund-raiser lunch prepared by the Bright Hills Cooks' Guild will be available for purchase for $10 on site; reservations are not required.  There are also numerous restaurants within close driving distance.  A list of food and lodging places is here: https://tinyurl.com/uet4t886 

Online

You're on your own. 

Calendar: 

Track proposals due by midnight on Wednesday, April 3, 2024. 

Individual class proposals due by midnight on Wednesday, April 17 (new date). 

Instructor review period Friday, April 25 through midnight on Thursday, May 2. 

Student registration opens on Monday, May 6 and closes at midnight on Wednesday, June 5.

Watch the University of Atlantia website (www.university.atlantia.sca.org) or Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/UniversityOfAtlantia) for details and updates.

Who to talk to: 

Event Steward: Lady Maria Mousetower (squiremouse AT yahoo.com) for site specific questions, including requests for merchant space 

Instructor Support Coordinator: Mistress Tegan de Moreton (instructorsupport AT university.atlantia.sca.org) for regarding any instructor needs or with questions about the status of a class submission 

Deputy Webminister: Master Melchior zum grauen Wolf (melchior AT houseblueheron.com) with questions about on-site technical support 

Registrar: Mistress Elisabeth MacAlester (registrar AT university.atlantia.sca.org) with questions about pre-registration 

Chancellor: Dame Deirdre O'Siodhachain (chancellor AT university.atlantia.sca.org) for anything else

 

Upcoming Sessions:

University Session #116 - June 8, 2024 - Barony of Bright Hills

University Session #116b - June 9, 2024 - Kingdom of Atlantia (online)

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Upcoming Sessions:

Session #116
Barony of Bright Hills
June 8, 2024

Full Classes:

Additions:
304 - Static Eared Recurve (Horse) Bows
315 - Fun With Flags - The Medieval Experience of Vexillology
610 - Flight Shooting

Changes:

Cancellations:


Session #116b (online)
Kingdom of Atlantia
June 9, 2024

Full Classes:

Additions:
714 - History and Development of Russian Icons

Changes:

Cancellations: