Graduation Ceremony Information

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

 

General Information

Spring 2021 Graduates

Piedmont Technical College will be holding a Spring 2021 ceremony to celebrate the achievements of all Spring 2021 graduates. For the safety of our graduates, and to ensure that Piedmont Technical College is abiding by federal and state COVID-19 procedures and protocols, this ceremony is open to GRADUATES ONLY.

The ceremony will be held on May 6, 2021 at 3:00 pm at the James Medford Family Event Center on the main Piedmont Technical College campus in Greenwood, South Carolina. The ceremony will recognize graduates from all Spring 2021 PTC programs. To allow family and friends to celebrate, a live stream will be available at www.ptc.edu/live. A complimentary photo keepsake will also be mailed to each graduate after 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. Please note, masks are required to be worn at all times while inside the Medford Center. PTC will provide each graduate with a mask as they check-in. Check-in times are listed below:

  • 1:45 pm: Arts & Sciences and Engineering & Industrial
  • 2:00 pm: Health Care
  • 2:30 pm: Business, Information Technology, Commercial Art and Public Service

Graduates who are eligible and completed the graduation application have been mailed a graduation brochure with more detailed information on how to reserve ceremony participation. Students who believe they have met these criteria, but have not received a brochure, should contact the Student Records Office. Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, an RSVP is required to participate in the graduation ceremony.

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. These items will be available at the Campus Bookstore starting March 30th. Shipping is available at an additional cost. Graduates may also order a cap and gown via Herff Jones

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

2020 Graduates

Piedmont Technical College will be holding a 2020 ceremony to celebrate the achievements of all 2020 graduates who were not able to participate in a live ceremony last year. For the safety of our graduates, and to ensure that Piedmont Technical College is abiding by federal and state COVID-19 procedures and protocols, this ceremony is open to GRADUATES ONLY.

The ceremony will be held on May 6, 2021 at 7:00 pm at the James Medford Family Event Center on the main Piedmont Technical College campus in Greenwood, South Carolina. This ceremony will recognize Spring 2020, Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 graduates. To allow family and friends to celebrate, a live stream will be available at www.ptc.edu/live.  A photo keepsake will also be mailed to each graduate after 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.  Please note, masks are required to be worn at all times while inside the Medford Center. PTC will provide each graduate with a mask as they check-in. Check-in times are listed below:

  • 6:00 pm: Arts & Sciences and Engineering & Industrial
  • 6:15 pm: Health Care
  • 6:30 pm: Business, Information, Technology, Commercial Art and Public Service

Graduates who are eligible and completed the 2020 graduate questionnaire have been mailed a graduation brochure with more detailed information on how to reserve ceremony participation. Students who believe they have met these criteria, but have not received a brochure, should contact the Student Records Office. Due to COVID-19 capacity restrictions, an RSVP is required to participate in the graduation ceremony.

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. These items will be available at the Campus Bookstore starting March 30. Shipping is available at an additional cost. Students may also order a cap and gown via Herff Jones.

For graduates who have received their degree covers, please bring them to the ceremony. If you have not received your degree, diploma or certificate it can be mailed upon request prior to April 16, 2021. The request can be made via your student Pathway account. 

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

 

Questions

For any graduation-related questions, please contact Student Records at (864) 941-8362 or srecords@ptc.edu.