Commencement

Welcome to the 2017 Morehouse College Graduation Process!

The entire Morehouse community shares in your pride and excitement. We are committed to ensuring that this important milestone in your son’s life is as enjoyable and memorable as possible. 

Graduation & Commencement Participation 2017 (PDF)

Graduation and Degree Requirements

Morehouse College offers an education that combines academic rigor with relevant, experiential learning experiences in a dynamic learning community that reflects the energy, spirit, and premise of our mission

Students are required to complete all requirements for graduation in order to earn the Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science degree. These include all credit-bearing and non-credit bearing requirements, including, but not limited to Crown Forum, mandatory exit exams, seminars, and proficiency examinations or evaluations.

A student must satisfy the following requirements to earn a bachelor's degree from Morehouse:

  1. File a timely application for graduation (satisfying the dates specified by the registrar).
  2. Successfully complete a minimum of 120 semester hours of non-repeat courses (exclusive of courses numbered below 100).
  3. Complete the College’s core curriculum. The core curriculum consists of 53-59 semester hours of required coursework in the humanities, mathematics, natural sciences and social sciences
  4. Complete an approved major concentration sequence.
  5. Present a cumulative GPA of 2.00 or higher.
  6. Complete at least two years of coursework (a minimum of 60 semester hours) in residence at the College.
  7. Be in good standing at the College. The student cannot be on suspension or probation for any disciplinary or honor code violations to be considered.
  8. Fulfill all financial obligations to the College.

Administrative Clearance (Deadline: Friday, April 28, 2017)

  • Completed the online comprehensive Senior Exit Survey
  • Completed a Financial Aid Exit Interview (dates and times listed below)
  • Completed a Perkins Loan Exit Interview (if applicable)
  • Return books and resources to the Woodruff Library and paid any outstanding library fees in full
  • Paid, in full, any outstanding account balance including the assessed graduation fee
  • Achieved clearance from the Office of Student Conduct (if applicable)  

The Graduation Administrative Clearance form no longer exists as a mechanism for candidates to obtain administrative clearance at Morehouse College. Instead, students are required, between March 27th and April 28th, 2017 to complete all administrative clearance tasks listed above. Student’s who do not comply by the April 28, 2017 deadline will not be given additional time to do so and, as a result, will be removed from the commencement candidate list. Students should check their TigerNet account for holds in each of the areas above on or before March 27, 2017.  Removal of the hold(s) will be granted once the required task has been completed.   In order to achieve complete administrative clearance, no holds should remain on the student account after the April 28, 2017 deadline.  

*All items checked out from the Woodruff Library must be returned by 5 p.m. on April 28, 2017. Any fines and fees owed for overdue and/or lost items must also be paid to the Library no later than 5 p.m. on April 28, 2017.   

You will have earned your degree if and only if:

You will have earned your degree if and only if in addition to the above, you have:

  • Successfully completed all of the general education and major degree requirements outlined in the course catalog for a total of 120 earned hours (excluding Math 090, REA 098 and/or REA 099). Sixty of the 120 hours must be completed at Morehouse College.

Please also note that, ordinarily, you may participate in only one Commencement exercise. If you participate this year, but do not satisfy all graduation requirements until a later time, you cannot participate in Commencement exercises at another time without approval of the Office of Academic Affairs.