Graduation Information

Mars Hill University has two commencement exercises annually; for the 2016-17 academic year, these ceremonies take place on December 16, 2016, and May 13, 2017. 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.

Spring 2017 Graduation Schedule

May 13 - Commencement

  • 8:30am Graduates report to Spainhour Hall for Line-up and Honors recognitions
  • 9:30am COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY -  Moore Auditorium, Moore Fine Arts Building - watch it live online
  • Anyone without a guest ticket, they can view the ceremony on the monitors in the Day Hall Lobby area.
  • Walter Ziffer, noted theological scholar and retired religion professor at Mars Hill University, will deliver the keynote address.
  • Reception immediately following commencement, on the Quad (sponsored by the alumni relations office)

Other events leading up to graduation:

Tuesday, May 2 - Senior Convocation - Broyhill Chapel -11:00 am

Thursday, May 4 - Graduation Rehearsal - Moore Auditorium - 4:00 pm

Friday, May 5, 5pm - AGS Honor Society Induction - Mu Kappa Lambda, MHU Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, in Broyhill Chapel.

Friday, May 12 - Senior Celebration - Pittman Dining Hall - Noon - Lunch with the University Trustees
NOTE: You MUST RSVP for this event with Jackie Ballard in the Student Development Office by calling 828/689-1253 or stop by her office in Wren.

Friday, May 12, 6:00 PM - BSN Pinning Ceremony - Broyhill Chapel
Reception immediately following in Ferguson Health Science Building for BSN graduates only.