Mars Hill College has two commencement exercises annually; for the 2012-13 academic year, these ceremonies take place on December 14, 2012, and May 11, 2013. 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:
- Complete a graduation application indicating anticipated graduation date.
- 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 College. 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 MHC and transfer grade point average of 2.00.
- 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 2013 Graduation Information
Schedule of Events:
Wednesday, March 27, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm – Jostens at MHC Bookstore
For Cap and Gown Order
Thursday, March 28, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm – Jostens at MHC Bookstore
For Cap and Gown Order (Undergraduate)
For Cap, Gown and Hood Orders ( Masters Graduates)
Tuesday, April 30, 11:00 am – Senior Convocation
Thursday, May 2, 4:30 pm – Graduation Rehearsal
Thursday, May 2, immediately following rehearsal – Senior Celebration
RSVP required – See below for details. Location to be announced.
Saturday, May 11, 9:30 am – Baccalaureate and Commencement
View the live video stream online
Reception immediately following on the Quad!
Graduates must report to Spainhour, Fine Arts Building by 8:30 am to check-in and line-up for Processional!
Note: Each guest is required to have a ticket for admission to Moore Auditorium. Each Graduate will be mailed 8 tickets to your MHC post office box. AGS students will be mailed 8 tickets to your permanent address. Please contact Nancy Fosson if you will have a guest with a handicap. Also tickets are always in high demand. If you are not walking in the ceremony or will not need all of your tickets, please plan on sharing them with your fellow graduates. If you do not give the tickets directly to another graduate, please return them to the Registrar’s Office as we get requests for additional tickets.
Dress for Baccalaureate and Graduation
Men should wear dress slacks, dress shirts and ties and dress shoes with the cap and gown. Ladies should wear dressy attire. During the graduation ceremony, tassels are to be worn on the right side of the cap. Women may keep caps on during graduation; men should remove caps for the invocation only.
Official Honor recognitions are: Gold Tassel, Honor Graduate; Green/Blue Cord, membership in Alpha Chi; Burgundy/Gold Cord, membership in Mu Kappa Lambda. The tassels and the Alpha Chi cords are provided by the college and will be distributed during line-up prior to Commencement. Members in the Mu Kappa Lambda Honor group should contact the AGS Office for more information or order online at www.alphasigmalambda.org.
Graduate students will carry the hood across the arm during the Processional. When you go to the stage there will be a hooding ceremony along with the awarding of the diploma.
Please note that no other regalia are permitted to be worn at Commencement!
For your convenience, GRAD IMAGES will be taking your photograph as you receive your diploma and after you exit the stage with your diploma in hand! There is no obligation to purchase, and GRAD IMAGES guarantees complete satisfaction. For more information: Phone: 800/261-2576 or www.gradimages.com.
2013 Senior Celebration
Graduates are invited to participate in the Senior Celebration immediately following Graduation Rehearsal. Please RSVP to email@example.com or call 828/689-1148.