Graduation Information

Mars Hill University has two commencement exercises annually; for the 2014-15 academic year, these ceremonies take place on December 12, 2014, and May 9, 2015. Those students who complete degree requirements in summer school are invited to participate in the December ceremony.

Students expecting to graduate during the academic year are required to:

  1. Complete a graduation application indicating anticipated graduation date.
  2. Schedule an evaluation meeting with Nancy Fosson, Assistant Registrar, to determine completion of all academic requirements for general education and declared major(s), concentration(s), and minor(s) as stipulated in the catalog of record. Graduation requirements further state that a minimum of 128 semester hours of credit must be earned. Sixty credit hours must be earned at a senior level institution. The last 32 credit hours and a minimum of 12 hours in the major must be earned at Mars Hill University. The student must earn a grade point average of 2.00 for all courses attempted at Mars Hill excluding those taken on an S/U basis and those to which the Repeat Policy was applied. In addition, the student must earn a cumulative MHU and transfer grade point average of 2.00.
  3. Discharge all college financial obligations to the satisfaction of the business office and/or financial aid office.

For additional information contact Nancy Fosson, Assistant Registrar, at (828) 689-1152 or by email.

Fall 2014 Graduation Schedule

October 13 - 11am-5pm  - Jostens Graduate Fair - MHU Bookstore
October 14 - 10 am-2 pm - Jostens Graduate Fair - MHU Bookstore
December 2 - 11am - Senior Convocation - Broyhill Chapel
December 2 - 4:30pm - Graduation Rehearsal - Moore Auditorium
December 12 -

  • 10:30 am Brunch for Graduates - Bentley Fellowship Hall (Sponsored by Student Development Office)
  • 3:30 pm Reception for Graduates, Family, and  Guests - Lobby of Moore Auditorium (Sponsored by the MHU Alumni Board)
  • 4:30 pm Graduates report to Spainhour Hall for Line-up and Honors recognitions
  • 5:00 pm COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY -  Moore Auditorium, Fine Arts Building