Please find the information for your particular campus below.
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 January 16-19. 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.
- 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).
Students who graduated from programs during the fall 2017, spring 2018 and summer 2018 semesters may participate in the 2018 ceremony. Spring 2018 semester students may participate if all required classes will be completed by the end of the spring 2018 semester. Summer 2018 semester students may also walk if all courses will be completed at the end of that semester. Note: Students who are not enrolled in all classes required for graduation may be denied participation in the ceremony.
Diplomas and certificates will be mailed approximately eight weeks after the semester ends. If a balance is owed to the college the diploma will be held until the obligation is satisfied.
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.
Commencement Day is a proud occasion; please dress to impress! Jeans, shorts, t-shirts, flip flops, casual sandals and athletic shoes are not appropriate.
2018 Commencement Ceremony Information
Graduation will be held on Saturday May 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. at Faith Christian Assembly, on Outer Drive in Melvindale. The address is 25201 W. Outer Dr., Melvindale 48122. Graduates will be notified as to which ceremony to attend as the date nears.
Graduates and their guests should plan on arriving at the church one hour prior to the start of your ceremony on graduation day, which will allow time for parking, seating of guests and processional line up for the graduates.
Due to seating at the ceremony venue, each graduate will receive a limited number of tickets to invite guests to the commencement. All guests MUST have a ticket to secure a seat; this includes all children who need their own seat. Tickets will be distributed during cap and gown pick up.
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.
For additional information, please contact: Michelle Maxfield, (313) 425-3750
Ceremony Location Change: Commencement Ceremony will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center (formerly Perani Arena and Event Center), located at 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint, Michigan 48503. The ceremony will begin promptly at 5:30 pm. Graduates need to arrive for line-up and instructions no later than 4:15 pm.
Cap and gowns can be purchased and picked up at our campus Barnes and Noble bookstore. Be prepared to show your picture ID when picking up your cap and gown packet.
Graduates must complete a graduation application three weeks prior to the ceremony to be included in the printed graduation program.
Graduation will be held on Friday, May 4, 2018 at Resurrection Life Church, 9127 East 44 1/2 Road in Cadillac. 6:00 PM.
Spring and summer graduates must complete a graduation application four 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 March. Contact Katelyn Richard or Kristin Hathaway at (231) 876-3119 with questions.
Clinton Township/Port Huron
Graduation will be held on Saturday, May 5, 2018 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, May 6, 2018 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.
All students participating in the ceremony will receive specific information with the purchase of a cap and gown.
Professional photographs will be taken before and during the ceremony.
If you have questions, or need special accommodations for the ceremony, please contact Amy Savage at (810) 766-4147 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduation will be held Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 1:00 PM. The ceremony is held at the Jackson High School Auditorium, 544 Wildwood Avenue, Jackson. Graduates must arrive no later than 12:00PM for line-up and instructions. Guest seating is on a first come-first seated basis. Access to the auditorium begins at 12:00 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 Nancy Hill, Program Director for Interdisciplinary Studies, (517) 780-4569, email@example.com or Marie Bonkowski, Director of Student Affairs, (517) 841-4526, firstname.lastname@example.org or Kelly O'Byrne, Academic Assistant, (517) 841-4523, email@example.com.
Graduation will be held Friday, May 4, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. at the L.C. Walker arena, 470 W Western Ave, Muskegon, MI 49440. 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 Sara Fedder, firstname.lastname@example.org, (231) 777-5200.
On-Line/Center for Graduate Studies
Commencement Ceremony will be held on Friday May 18, 2018 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.
Professional photographs will be taken at Ceremony.
Reserve your commencement flowers ahead of time. Pre-order thru the following Baker College website: www.CommencementFlowers.com/index.php/BakerGrad. Flowers can also be purchased at Whiting Auditorium the day of the ceremony.
Contact regarding the graduation ceremony is Marlene Ewing, Academic Services Associate, (810) 766-2106, email@example.com.
Graduation will be held Friday, May 4, 2018 at the Dort Federal Credit Union Event Center (formerly Perani Arena and Event Center), located at 3501 Lapeer Road, Flint, Michigan 48503. 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: firstname.lastname@example.org or (989) 729-3351.