Diplomas and Certificates

DIPLOMA DELIVERY

The Registrar’s Office provides diplomas and certificates as follows:

Chattanooga, Dalton, and DeSoto campuses:
Mailed to the respective campus at the end of each semester.

Jackson, Traditional campuses:
Can be picked up in the Registrar’s Office during the week following commencement in May and December (because of Christmas holidays, please see campus closing schedule before coming to campus) and in September for summer graduates.

Online campus:
Mailing address inside the Jackson area: Can be picked up in the Registrar’s Office during the week following commencement in May and December (because of Christmas holidays, please see campus closing schedule before coming to campus) and in September for summer graduates.

Mailing address outside of the Jackson area:  Will be mailed beginning the week following commencement for spring graduates, in September for summer graduates, and in January for fall graduates.

**All address changes must be received via Blazenet prior to the end of the graduation semester to ensure your diploma or certificate will be received on time.**

Graduates who do not receive their diploma or certificate by the following dates are advised to call (601) 968-5922.

  • Summer graduates who have not received their diplomas by the end of September
  • Fall graduates who have not received their diplomas by the end of January
  • Spring graduates who have not received their diplomas by the end of May

DIPLOMA CONTENT

  • Student’s name
  • Belhaven title and school seal
  • Belhaven degree
  • Date of graduation
  • Academic honors (if earned – baccalaureate level only)

Note: Majors, minors, and specializations do not appear on the Belhaven diploma

DIPLOMA SIZE

The size of diplomas for non-doctoral degrees is 11" by 8.5."  The size of diplomas for doctoral degrees is 13" by 10".

REPLACEMENT DIPLOMAS

Alumni may request a replacement diploma if the original diploma has been lost or destroyed. Alumni are asked to complete the Diploma Replacement form.

Replacement diplomas follow the format of the current Belhaven University diploma.  All signatures for university officials appearing on original diplomas from 2013 to present will be used on the replacement diplomas.  Prior to 2013, signatures of such officials may not be available.  In such cases, signature of current officials will be used.  Replacement diplomas list the student’s name as it appeared on the student’s transcript.

Replacement requests are processed within two to three weeks. Further questions regarding replacement diplomas may be referred to registrar@belhaven.edu.

DIPLOMA CERTIFICATION

Belhaven does not maintain copies of diplomas. Alumni needing a certified copy of a diploma should order a replacement diploma and specify the certification requirements on the diploma replacement form.