Graduation Information

Mars Hill University has two commencement exercises annually; for the 2017-18 academic year, these ceremonies take place on December 15, 2017, and May 12, 2018. 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 Brandon Johnson, 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 Brandon Johnson, Assistant Registrar, at (828) 689-1152 or by email.

Graduation Schedule:

To participate in the May graduation ceremony, you must have met all academic requirements by 10:00am on Thursday, May 10, when grades are due.

Admission tickets are required for May graduation.

MAY 12 – Commencement

  • 8:30am – Graduates report to Spainhour Hall for Line-up and Honors recognitions
  • 9:30am – Commencement Ceremony

Anyone without a guest ticket can view the ceremony on the monitors in the Day Hall Lobby Area

Events leading up to graduation:

May 1 – 11am – Senior Convocation – Broyhill Chapel

May 3 – 4:30pm – Graduation Rehearsal – Moore Auditorium

May 11 – 12pm – Lunch for Graduates – Sponsored by the MHU Alumni Board and Student Development

TBA – AGS Honor Society Induction – Mu Kappa Lambda, MHU Chapter of the Alpha Sigma Lambda Honor Society, in Broyhill Chapel.