The definition of the word commence is "to have or make a beginning," hence the term commencement ceremony where diplomas are given to show all of the hard work and time that has gone into the degree as well as to represent the beginning of a new chapter in life.
The commencement ceremony is a time of celebration in a job well done, and a time of excitement as graduates look toward the new future of possibilities with the diploma they have worked so hard to receive. For more information on the commencement ceremonies at any one of Belhaven University's four campuses, have questions about times, speakers, what to wear, or even shoes? "Make a beginning" to the answers by reading more below.
Students, you can read additional information about graduation in BlazeNet.
Congratulations on your anticipated graduation from Belhaven University. We are providing information for students and families as you prepare for commencement services.
We are very excited to announce that we will be hosting the commencement ceremony for our 2023 Spring graduates on Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 9:30 a.m. at the Coliseum in Jackson, Mississippi. We anticipate a wonderful day celebrating your accomplishments at Belhaven University.
- 9:30 a.m.
- All Degrees: Traditional and online students
- All campuses: Traditional, Desoto, Jackson, and Online
Regalia - Orders and RSVP
Please follow this Belhaven University regalia website link to submit your regalia order. The deadline to order regalia/submit RSVP is Wednesday, March 29, 2023. The website will be closed for orders after that time, and you will not be eligible to participate in the December ceremonies if you do not order by this date.
Each participant can claim up to Fifteen (15) tickets using the link below beginning at 9:00 am (CST) on Thursday, March 30, 2023.
Diplomas will not be available for pickup at commencement. Diplomas are mailed approximately 6-8 weeks after all course requirements are completed. Make sure we have your correct mailing address BEFORE you finish your degree requirements. Address changes can be made by completing the Address Change Form in Blazenet.
Registrar’s Office – 601-968-5922 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jayson Bounds, Certification Specialist
- Lee Craig, Registrar
Photos and video will be posted in a new album on the Belhaven University FaceBook site in the days following the commencement ceremony.
Registrar's OfficePhone: 601-968-5922
2nd Floor, Preston Hall
1500 Peachtree St., Jackson, MS 39202
Verse of the Year
Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.