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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, 7:00 pm
Christ Evangelical Presbyterian Church
8300 Katy Freeway, Houston, TX 77024
Please contact your Student Services representative at the Houston campus for ceremony details. (281) 579-9977
May 8, 2015
Friday
Commencement for Memphis/DeSoto campuses, 7:00 pm
Kirby Woods Baptist Church
6325 Poplar Avenue, Memphis, TN 38119
Please contact Tony Peterson at the Memphis campus for ceremony details. (901) 767-8977
May 9, 2015
Saturday (a.m.)
Commencement for May and August graduates, Jackson, MS (Traditional Only), 9:30 am
Thalia Mara Hall
255 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39202
Information for May 2015 Commencement Ceremony in Jackson (Traditional only PDF)
May 9, 2015
Saturday (p.m.)
Commencement for May and August graduates, Jackson, MS (Adult, Graduate, Online Studies), 2:30 pm
Thalia Mara Hall
255 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39202
Information for May 2015 Commencement Ceremony in Jackson (Adult, Graduate, Online PDF)
December 12, 2015
Saturday
Commencement for May and August graduates, Jackson, MS, 9:30 am
Thalia Mara Hall
255 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39202
TBD, December 2015 Commencement for Chattanooga graduates
TBD, December 2015 Commencement for Orlando graduates
May 7, 2016
Saturday (a.m.)
Commencement for May and August graduates, Jackson, MS (Traditional Only), 9:30 am
Thalia Mara Hall
255 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39202
May 7, 2016
Saturday (p.m.)
Commencement for May and August graduates, Jackson, MS (Adult, Graduate, Online Studies), 2:30 pm
Thalia Mara Hall
255 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39202
TBD, April/May 2016 Commencement for Atlanta campus
TBD, April/May 2016 Commencement for Houston Campus
TBD, April/May 2016 Commencement for Memphis 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

Transcripts