Graduation Ceremony Information

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


General Information

Piedmont Technical College will be holding graduation ceremonies to celebrate the achievements of all Spring 2022 graduates. There will be two ceremonies held Thursday, May 5, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. at the James Medford Family Event Center on the main Piedmont Technical College campus in Greenwood, South Carolina.

  • 11:00 am—Healthcare, Engineering & Industrial Technology 

  • 3:00 pm— Business, Information Technology, Commercial Art, Public Service, & Arts & Sciences

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:

11:00 a.m. Ceremony Check-in   
10 a.m. Healthcare, Engineering & Industrial Technology majors
3:00 p.m. Ceremony Check-in  
2:00 p.m. Arts & Science, Business, Information Tech, Commercial Arts and Public Service majors

Graduation lineup will take place in the O’Dell Center at 10:45am and 2:45pm. 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 graduation ceremony. Each person entering the building, including infants and children, must have a ticket and is entitled to one seat. Graduate will receive 5 tickets for their guests. Tickets must be picked up in the Student Records Office April 13-27, 2022. 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 28, 2022. A live stream will be available at

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

Face coverings are optional. PTC will continue to follow guidance from the CDC and make adjustments as needed.

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 graduation 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 $51.75 plus tax at the Campus Bookstore. 

Graduates who are eligible and 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 21 at 2:00 p.m.


Students requiring any special assistance during the ceremony should contact 864-941-8799.

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