Graduation Ceremony Information

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


General Information

Piedmont Technical College will be holding a graduate ceremony to celebrate the achievements of all Summer 2021 graduates. There will be two ceremonies held Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm at the James Medford Family Event Center on the main Piedmont Technical College campus in Greenwood, South Carolina.

The 3:00 pm ceremony will recognize graduates from PTC Health Care programs. The 7:00pm ceremony will recognize graduates from the PTC programs; Arts & Sciences, Business Information Technology, Commercial Arts, 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:

3:00 p.m. Ceremony Check-in  
1:45 p.m. Health Care
2:00 p.m. Nursing
7:00 p.m. Ceremony Check-in  
5:45 p.m. Arts & Science and Business, Information Technology, Commercial Art & Public Service
6:00 p.m. Engineering & Industrial Technology

**If there is inclement weather, check-in will be at the Automotive Building (beside the Event Center).

Each graduate will be allotted 2 tickets for family/friends. Tickets must be picked up in the Student Records Office beginning July 15, 2021. At this time, extra tickets are no longer available.

Please note: All attendees are strongly encouraged to properly wear appropriate face coverings during the ceremony.

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 $51.15 plus tax at the Campus Bookstore. Graduation announcements are available at an additional cost. Barnes and Noble will hold a Grad Fair in the Bookstore on July 21 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Graduates who are eligible and completed the graduation application have been mailed a graduation brochure with more detailed information on ceremony participation.


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

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