Commencement Information for Jackson Campus

Jackson Commencement Exercises - Saturday, May 9, 2015

Congratulations upon your anticipated graduation from Belhaven University. We are providing information for students and families as you prepare for commencement services.

Download Letter from the Registrar for information on clearances, regalia and tickets, appropriate dress, arrival time, line-up and processional, diploma march, diploma pick up Information and other important information.


Commencement Exercises (Traditional Only) will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:30 am at Thalia Mara Hall, 255 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39211.

Commencement Exercises (Adult, Graduate, Online Studies) will be held on Saturday, May 9, 2015, 2:30 pm at Thalia Mara Hall, 255 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, Mississippi 39211.

Speaker: Mrs. Robbie Hughes

Mrs. Robbie Hughes will be the honored commencement speaker this year. Mrs. Hughes grew up in Dallas, Texas and went to Texas State College for Women.  She worked for Delta Airlines and H.L. Hunt Oil & Gas Co.  She started teaching Sunday school when she was 19 and taught for over 40 years.  After she and her husband, Dudley, moved to Jackson, she was the host of a TV talk show on WJTV.  

Mrs. Hughes was a delegate to the National Republican Convention and she served on their Platform Committee. She then served as a National Elector for the National Republican Convention. She is a former member of the National Conservative Political Action Committee (NCPAC) and the House Majority Trust.  In 2009, the Hughes were recognized as Philanthropists of the Year by the Mississippi Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. She is an active member of First Presbyterian Church and a talented gardener. Robbie and the late Dudley Hughes have two daughters, Vikki Hughes and Cindy Meehl, five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. 


Thalia Mara Hall
255 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39211

Visitor Information

Photo Gallery

Photos will be posted in a new album on the Belhaven University FaceBook site in the days following the commencement ceremony.

Contact Information

Lee Craig, Coordinator of Ceremonies, 601-968-5922

Commencement Videos

Traditional Commencement Ceremony, May 2015

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