Graduation Ceremony Information

Information you need to know about Piedmont Technical College's commencement exercises.

General Information

Piedmont Technical College will be holding commencement ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of all Spring graduates. There will be two ceremonies held Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

  • 11 a.m. — Healthcare, Arts & Sciences
  • 3 p.m. — Business, Information Technology, Commercial Art, Public Service, Engineering and Industrial Technology

Check-in for all graduates will be in the William H. O’Dell Upstate Center (across from the Event Center). Parking will be available for graduates only. Please arrive to receive check-in information at the following times:

Check-in time for the 11 a.m. ceremony


10 a.m.

Healthcare, Arts & Sciences

Check-in time for the 3 p.m. ceremony


2 p.m.

Business, Information Technology, Commercial Art, Public Service, Engineering and Industrial Technology

Graduation Lineup will occur in the O’Dell Center at 10:45 am and 2:45 pm. The Graduation Marshalls will lead the graduates from the O’Dell Center to the Medford Event Center prior to the ceremony beginning. 

Tickets are required for all guests attending the commencement ceremony. Each person entering the building, including infants and children, must have a ticket and is entitled to one seat. Each graduate will receive 6 tickets for their guests.  Tickets must be picked up in the Student Records Office April 10-23. After this date, any unaccounted-for tickets will no longer be available. If available, a limited amount of extra tickets may be picked up in the Student Records Office beginning April 24. Extra tickets are not guaranteed. A live stream will be available at

Please know, announcements sold through the bookstore are not tickets.

Graduation is a formal occasion. Men should wear long dark pants. Women should wear dresses, skirt/blouse or dark pants.  All graduates should wear dark shoes. Students participating in the ceremony must have a black cap and gown. Caps and gowns are sold by Barnes and Noble, the Campus Bookstore, on the Lex Walters Campus-Greenwood. Gown, cap and tassel are available for $56.75 plus tax at the Campus Bookstore.

Graduates who are eligible and have completed the graduation application have been mailed a graduation brochure with more detailed information on ceremony participation. Barnes and Noble will hold a Grad Fair in the Bookstore on April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Caps and gowns can also be ordered online at  


Students requiring any special assistance during the ceremony should contact 864-941-8353.

For any graduation-related questions, please contact Student Records at