What is RUM?
RUM is the Royal University of the Midrealm. It is also often used to refer to our official events. RUM events are often twice per year, in the Spring and Fall.
What are the colleges?
RUM consists of the following colleges: Introductions and Experiments, Literacy and Performing Arts, Martial Arts, SCA Administration and History, Technological and Studio A&S, Textiles and Domestic A&S, and Youth and Education. Please see the various colleges for more information about each college as well as the contact information for those colleges.
Can I attend a RUM event/classes if I don’t care about a degree?
Yes! We encourage people to take classes regardless of their interest in a degree program. That is what we do!
What classes / events count for degree status?
As of this time, only classes at an official RUM count towards degree status.
Do degrees count across colleges?
Yes! All of the degrees require at least 25 hours across any and/or all of the colleges.
How many classes needed for each degree?
Please see the individual pages for the various degrees for information on their requirements.
Who decides if I have completed a class (student or teacher)?
Attendence determines whether you completed a class or not. Please make every effort to complete the class roster for any class you take. The class roster will be the official record of whether you completed the class or not.
What if I disagree with whether someone took a class?
Hopefully, these situations will be few and far between. Attendance determines whether you completed a class or not. Please make every effort to complete the class roster for any class you take. The class roster will be the official record of whether you completed the class or not.
What paperwork (if any) needs to be submitted?
Each teacher should submit a class roster at the end of the event to the appropriate Dean.
What do I do if I don’t have that paperwork?
Please contact the Dean of the respective college for the class you teach if you are missing paperwork.
As a student, what does having a degree do for me?
The degree system is intended to be a recognition of accomplishment; i.e. a goal that you can work towards to show that you have dedicated yourself towards learning. It is our hope that it also encourages you to keep learning and hopefully take more classes.
As a teacher, what does having a degree do for me?
As there are separate teaching degrees, the system is designed to give you recognition for teaching. The system as a whole is intended to encourage both teaching and learning so we hope that it is increases the number of students per class you teach.
How does a RUM get scheduled?
Autocrats of events around the kingdom can offer to hold a RUM in conjunction with their event. For more information, see the following information on the Relationship between the RUM Staff and Event Staff or contact the Chancellor.
If you have other questions that you think would be useful here, please contact the Chancellor.