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All graduates will be purchasing caps/gowns and other graduation items through Barnes & Noble Book stores on the Campus where they will be participating in the Commencement Ceremony. The Grad Fair will be held on each campus from April 11-16. Look for details posted on each campus.


Information for all Baker College undergraduate students:

Application for Graduation

Accurate completion of the graduation application is vital for the preparation of your diploma and the posting of your graduation to the permanent record of the College. The application can be completed online at www.baker.edu/graduation.

Honor Graduates

  • Graduates who achieve a 3.5 cumulative GPA or higher are awarded a special distinction at graduation; 3.9-4.0 Summa Cum Laude (gold cord); 3.70-3.89 Magna Cum Laude (silver cord); and 3.50-3.69 Cum Laude (white cord). Unofficial honor status for undergraduates for the spring graduation ceremony will be based on the student’s GPA at the time graduation materials are prepared. If a graduate’s status changes after the final audit, the graduate may obtain the appropriate honor cord.
  • Students graduating from Baker College who are serving or have served in the military will receive recognition cords (red/white/blue cord).

Participation

Students who graduated from programs during the fall 2016, winter 2017, spring 2017 and summer 2017 quarters may participate in the 2017 ceremony. Spring 2017 quarter students may participate if all required classes will be completed by the end of the spring 2017 quarter. Summer 2017 quarter students may also walk if all courses will be completed at the end of that quarter. Note: Students who are not enrolled in all classes required for graduation may be denied participation in the ceremony.

Diplomas  

Diplomas and certificates will be mailed approximately eight weeks after program completion. If a balance is owed to the college the diploma will be held until the obligation is satisfied.

Financial Services

Prior to leaving Baker College, student loan borrowers are required by government regulations to complete an Exit Loan Counseling session. To begin your exit counseling session at the Department of Education’s web site, click here: Exit Loan Counseling

Attire  

Commencement Day is a proud occasion; please dress to impress!  Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, flip flops, casual sandals and athletic shoes are not appropriate.

2017 Commencement Ceremony Information

Allen Park

Graduation will be held on Saturday June 10th, 2017 @ 10:00am at USA Hockey Arena, formerly Compuware Arena, 14900 Beck Road, Plymouth Twp., MI 48170.

Graduates and their guests should plan on arriving at Compuware Arena by 9:15 a.m. on graduation day in order to allow time for parking, seating of guests and processional line up for the graduates.

Dates for cap and gown pick up will be announced at a later date. Please be prepared to show your picture ID when picking up your cap and gown packet.

Professional photos will be taken during the ceremony.

Flowers will be available for purchase at USA Hockey Arena the day of the ceremony.

For additional information, please contact: Michelle Maxfield, (313) 425-3750 or Alisha Harden, (313) 425-3869.

Auburn Hills

Graduation will be held on Friday, June 16, 2017 at The Apostolic Church of Auburn Hills, on Squirrel Road just north of Tienken Road.  The address is 3655 N. Squirrel, Auburn Hills, 48326. The ceremony will start promptly at 7:00 pm. Graduates should arrive no later than 6:00 pm. Doors will open at 5:00 pm.

Due to seating at the ceremony venue, each graduate is welcome to invite a maximum of six guests to the commencement. All Guests MUST have a ticket to secure a seat; this includes all children. Tickets will be distributed during cap & gown pick up.

Photo proofs are emailed approximately 2-3 days after the ceremony.  Orders must be placed through Graduation Foto Company.  Graduation Foto: www.graduationfoto.com

CommencementFlowers.com will provide fresh flowers for purchase at the ceremony.  Pre-orders are possible by clicking the following link: http://www.commencementflowers.com/index.php?id=BCAH1.

Contact the Academic Resource Center at (248) 276-8224 or email careerserv-ah@baker.edu with questions.

Cadillac

Graduation will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 at Resurrection Life Church, 9127 East 44 1/2 Road in Cadillac.4:00 PM for Health Sciences and 7:00 PM for all other programs.

Spring and summer graduates must complete a graduation application two weeks prior to the ceremony to be included in the printed graduation program.

Graduates should arrive no later than 30 minutes prior to their ceremony.

More information will be mailed to graduates in April. Contact Katelyn Richard or Jan Bigalke at (231) 876-3118  with questions.

Clinton Township

Graduation will be held on Saturday, June 10, 20167 at 10:00 AM at Bethesda Christian Church, 14000 Metropolitan Parkway in Sterling Heights.

Graduates need to arrive wearing their cap and gown no later than 9:00 a.m.  Due to the amount of graduates, time is needed to get everyone lined up accordingly. Due to seating at the ceremony venue, each graduate will receive four tickets.  All guests MUST have a ticket upon entrance.Photo proofs are emailed approximately 2-3 days after the ceremony.  Orders must be placed through Graduation Foto Company.  Graduation Foto: www.graduationfoto.com or call (734) 655-3400.

Flint & Cass City

Graduation for both campuses will be held on Sunday, June 11, 2017, at 1:00 PM at the  Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center (formerly known as Perani Arena and Event Center), located at 3501 Lapeer Rd. Flint, MI 48503.

A photographer will be taking professional portraits throughout the ceremony. Information for ordering photos will be available at the graduation ceremony.

If you have questions please contact Amy Savage at 810-766-4147 or amy.savage@baker.edu.

Jackson

Graduation will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  The ceremony is held at the Jackson High School Auditorium, 544 Wildwood Avenue, Jackson. Graduates must arrive no later than 6:00 PM for line-up and instructions. Guest seating is on a first come-first seated basis. Access to the auditorium begins at 6:00 PM. Lines will form outside the auditorium prior.

All students participating in the ceremony will receive a packet with specific information about the ceremony.

Due to seating at the ceremony venue, each graduate is welcome to invite a maximum of four guests to the commencement.  All Guests MUST have a ticket to secure a seat; this includes all children.

Professional Photographs will be taken before and during the ceremony.

Contacts regarding the graduation ceremony are Laura Macklin, Academic Service Associate, (517) 780-4542, laura.macklin@baker.edu, Nancy Hill, Program Director for Interdisciplinary Studies, (517) 780-4569, nancy.hill@baker.edu or Jennifer Miller, Coldwater Campus Director, (517) 781-4484, jennifer.miller.121@baker.edu.

Muskegon

Graduation will be held Friday, June 9, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the L.C. Walker arena, 955 Fourth Street, Muskegon. No tickets are necessary.  Guest seating is on a first come-first seated basis.  Access to the Arena begins at 6 p.m.  A Line will form outside the Arena prior.

Professional photographs will be taken before and during the ceremony.

The contact regarding the graduation ceremony is Sherry Begue, Administrative Assistant for Financial Services, (231) 777-5246, sherry.begue@baker.edu.

If you need special accommodations for the ceremony, please contact Chris Bultema, Coordinator of Disability Services, (231) 777-5237, chris.bultema@baker.edu.

Professional photographs will be taken at the Ceremony.

On-Line/Center for Graduate Studies

Graduation will be held on Friday June 2, 2017 at 7:00 pm at Whiting Auditorium, 1241 East Kearsley Street, Flint MI 48503. No tickets are necessary. Guest seating is on a first come-first seated basis. Access to the auditorium begins at 6:30 pm. Lines will form outside the auditorium prior. If the auditorium fills, the doors will be closed and no one else will be allowed in.

Honors are issued at the undergraduate level only.

Professional photographs will be taken at Ceremony.

Reserve your Commencement Flowers ahead of time and flowers will be available at your Commencement Site. Pre-order thru the following Baker College website: www.CommencementFlowers.com/index.php/BakerGrad OR Commencement Flowers will be available for purchase at the Whiting Auditorium the day of the ceremony.

Contact regarding the graduation ceremony is Marlene Ewing, Academic Services Associate, (810) 766-2106, marlene.ewing@baker.edu.

Owosso

Graduation will be held Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center (formerly Perani Arena and Event Center). The ceremony will begin promptly at 5:30 pm. Graduates need to arrive for line-up and instructions no later than 4:15 pm.

Contact regarding the graduation ceremony: gregory.nave@baker.edu

All students participating will receive a letter in early April with specifics about the ceremony. Tickets will NOT be issued and graduates can bring as many guests as they would like.

Port Huron

Graduation will be held on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Port Huron Northern High School in the Performing Arts Center, 1799 Krafft Rd. Port Huron.

Graduates need to arrive wearing their cap and gown no later than 9:00 a.m.  Due to the amount of graduates, time is needed to get everyone lined up accordingly.

Photo proofs are emailed approximately 2-3 days after the ceremony.  Orders must be placed through Graduation Foto Company.  Graduation Foto: www.graduationfoto.com or call (734) 655-3400

 

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