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Graduation Information

Attention Applicants for Graduation:
The following information is for your benefit and understanding of what is required of you as you approach the end of your goal for a Belhaven University degree.

If you need additional assistance, please e-mail the Registrar's Office at registrar@belhaven.edu

Graduation Dates:

May 1, 2015
Friday
Commencement for Houston campus
May 8, 2015
Friday
Commencement for Memphis Campus, 7:00 pm
Kirby Woods Baptist Church
6325 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119
May 9, 2015
Saturday (a.m.)
Commencement for May and Aug. graduates, Jackson, MS (Traditional only)
May 9, 2015
Saturday (p.m.)
Commencement for May and Aug. graduates, Jackson, MS (Adult Studies/Graduate/Online Only)
TBD, 2015
Friday
Commencement for Atlanta Campus
Dec. 12, 2015
Saturday
Commencement for Aug. & Dec. graduates, Jackson (Adult Studies, Graduate, & Online Only)
TBD, Dec. 2015 Commencement for Chattanooga graduates
TBD, Dec. 2015 Commencement for Orlando graduates
May 7, 2016
Saturday (a.m.)
Commencement for May and Aug. graduates, Jackson (Traditional only)
May 7, 2016
Saturday (p.m.)
Commencement for May and Aug. graduates, Jackson (Adult Studies/Graduate/Online Only)
TBD, 2016 Commencement for Houston campus
TBD, 2016 Commencement for Memphis Campus
TBD, 2016 Commencement for Atlanta graduates

Graduation Application Deadlines:

Feb. 6, 2015
Friday
Application deadline for August 2015 Graduation (Traditional, MAT/MED, Virtual, Aspire)
Apr. 10, 2015
Friday
Application deadline for December 2015 Graduation (Traditional, MAT/MED, Virtual, Aspire)
Sept. 18, 2015
Friday
Application deadline for May 2016 Graduation (Traditional, Graduate, Online, Adult Studies)
Feb. 5, 2016
Friday
Application deadline for August 2016 Graduation (Traditional, Graduate, Online, Adult Studies)
Apr. 8, 2016
Friday
Application deadline for December 2016 Graduation (Traditional, Graduate, Online, Adult Studies)

****Please note that you should apply for the term that you complete your requirements not the ceremony you wish to participate in.

Ex. If you complete your final course in July, but qualify to walk in one of the Spring ceremonies, apply by the August deadline, but indicate that you want to participate in the Spring ceremony.

Requirements for Graduation:

PLEASE REFER TO CATALOGUE.

Of Note:

Application Process

Honors Calculation:

Honors are awarded only to bachelor degree seeking students.

Graduation "With Honors":

  • A minimum of 45 academic hours carrying quality points at Belhaven
  • A minimum of 3.4 GPA at Belhaven

Graduation with Cum Laude, Magna Cum Laude, Summa Cum Laude:

  • A minimum of 60 academic hours carrying quality point at Belhaven
  • Cum Laude - a minimum of 3.4 GPA at Belhaven
  • Magna Cum Laude - a minimum of 3.7 GPA at Belhaven
  • Summa Cum Laude - a minimum of 3.9 GPA at Belhaven

Ceremony Participation

Diplomas

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