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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:

December 4, 2014
Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Commencement for Atlanta graduates
St. Luke’s Presbyterian Church
1978 Mount Vernon Road
Dunwoody, Georgia 30338-4617
December 5, 2014
Friday, 7:00 p.m.
Commencement for Chattanooga graduates
Brainerd Baptist Church BX
4011 Austin Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37414
December 11, 2014
Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Commencement for Orlando graduates
First United Methodist Church of Orlando
142 East Jackson Street
Orlando, Florida 32801
December 13, 2014
Saturday, 9:30 a.m.
Commencement for Jackson graduates
Thalia Mara Hall
255 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39211
May 1, 2015
Friday
Commencement for Houston campus
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
TBD, 2015
Friday
Commencement for Memphis Campus

Graduation Application Deadlines:

Sept. 19, 2014 Fri. Application deadline for May 2015 Graduation (Traditional, Graduate Studies, Online, Adult Studies)
Feb. 6, 2015 Fri. Application deadline for August 2015 Graduation (Traditional, MAT/MED, Virtual, Aspire)
Apr. 10, 2015 Fri. Application deadline for December 2015 Graduation (Traditional, MAT/MED, Virtual, Aspire)

****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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