'Saved by the Bell's' Dennis Haskins Graduates From College

The actor who played Mr. Belding got his degree and proudly shared the news.

— -- Mr. Belding is now a college graduate.

Dennis Haskins, the actor who played the beloved principle on the 90s sitcom, "Saved by the Bell," earned his degree Saturday and proudly shared the news. The 65-year-old actor shared a selfie from his graduation ceremony at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Haskins, who began college decades earlier, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in theater and speech.

"It's official! Tassel moved from right to left! I'm a graduate! #UTC #TheaterandSpeech #GoMocs," he wrote as the caption next to a selfie in which he sported a royal blue cap and gown.

"As successful as some have said I've been, from the incredible success of 'Saved by the Bell,' other quality acting roles, the books I've written, and even UTC Distinguished Alumni in 2000, there's always been something missing for me -- my college degree," Haskins said in a statement on the school's website.

"For reasons long past, I left just short of my liberal arts degree in theater," he continued. "Now, with the forward thinking policies of this great university that I love so much that have benefited many other graduates, I join these graduates in holding my head high having earned my liberal arts degree in theater from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga! Go Chattanooga! And Go Mocs!"