Graduation Information

Mars Hill University has two commencement exercises annually; for the 2018-19 academic year, the May ceremony takes place on May 11, 2019. Those students who complete degree requirements in summer school are invited to participate in the December ceremony.

The Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be broadcast live starting at 9:30am on May 11. 

Watch it live

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.

Events:

GRADUATION FAIR: Monday, March 4 from 10:00am-5:00pm
Tuesday, March 5 from 10:00am-2:00pm
Jostens will be at the University Bookstore for cap & gown, announcement, and ring sales. Check out discounted prices at event only.

Thursday, May 2
4:00pm GRADUATION REHEARSAL
Moore Auditorium, Fine Arts Building

Friday, May 10
11:00am LUNCHEON FOR GRADUATES
Information forthcoming from Alumni Board and Student Development
6:00pm JUDGE McRAE SCHOOL OF NURSING PINNING CEREMONY
Broyhill Chapel

Saturday, May 11
8:30am GRADUATES REPORT TO SPAINHOUR
Line-up and Honors recognitions
9:30am COMMENCEMENT CEREMONY
Moore Auditorium, Fine Arts Building
Reception immediately following on Lunsford Commons
(Rain Location: Day Hall Lobby)

GUEST TICKETS

Each guest will be required to have a ticket for admission to Moore Auditorium for Commencement. Tickets will be available for traditional students to pick up in the Registrar’s Office and mailed to AGS students’ home addresses. Tickets are in high demand. If you have not indicated that you are participating in the ceremony, you will not receive guest tickets. If you will not use all of your tickets, please share them with your fellow graduates or return the tickets to the Registrar’s Office. Number of tickets will be announced after application deadline.

2018 December Graduation Video:

2018 December Graduation Photos: