Graduating seniors, the time is here.
Belhaven University will host its commencement exercises on Saturday, May 9 at Thalia Mara Hall. The traditional ceremony will begin at 9:30 am. Adult, graduate and online students will be honored in a 2:30 pm ceremony. Ceremonies are ticketed events, and are not open to the general public.
Mrs. Robbie Hughes will be the featured commencement speaker. Hughes has been a delegate to the Republican National Convention and has been recognized as a Philanthropist of the Year by the Mississippi Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Her $4 million gift to the university helped to build the new University Village, which is set to open in the fall.
The Alumni Reception is scheduled for 5:30 pm on Friday in the Student Center lobby. The event is open to those who have returned their RSVPs. Graduates will also be recognized with a baccalaureate service on Friday night. The event will begin at 7:30 pm and take place at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Jackson.