2022-2023 Commencement


Students must submit a commencement application.


The graduation application deadlines are as follows:  

Fall applications due – October 28, 2022
Spring application due – March 3, 2023

Students will be awarded the respective academic credential at the end of the semester once all requirements are met. Students, please schedule a time to meet with your academic advisor to see if you are eligible for a certificate, diploma, and/or an associate degree.

The commencement application form, linked above, is also available in PCC’s Student Development Office (Building E on the Person County Campus and Building K on the Caswell County Campus). Your advisor must review and approve the application prior to submission to the Registrar’s office.

Commencement Fee: This is included in your student fee, with the exception of high school students who are dually enrolled and Adult Basic Skills student. These students are required to pay $30 (includes one printed degree and cap and gown) to participate in PCC’s Commencement Ceremony. If the individual is not wanting to participate in the ceremony, then there is a $5.00 cost for all/any printed degrees. For additional copies of your degree, there is a $5.00 charge per copy. Degree covers are $10.00 each.

College Debts: All outstanding fees owed to Piedmont Community College must be paid in full to the Business Office. Graduates must clear account holds prior to picking up his/her cap & gown. Students cannot participate in the ceremony if there is an outstanding debt owed to the College.

Questions? Contact the Student Development team for more information at (336) 322-2159.
Further details can also be viewed in PCC’s Policy and Procedures Manual: 6.7 Graduation Requirements.


2021-2022 Commencement

***Degrees will be mailed to graduates not participating in the Spring Commencement ceremony.***


Attention Graduates! Please fill out the REQUIRED Graduation Exit Survey!

Students will be awarded the respective academic credential at the end of the semester once all requirements are met. Students, please schedule a time to meet with your academic advisor to see if you are eligible for a certificate, diploma, and/or an associate degree.

The commencement application form, linked above, is also available in PCC’s Student Development Office (Building E on the Person County Campus and Building K on the Caswell County Campus). Your advisor must review and approve the application prior to submission to the Registrar’s office.

Commencement Fee: This is included in your student fee, with the exception of high school students who are dually enrolled and Adult Basic Skills student. These students are required to pay $30 (includes one printed degree and cap and gown) to participate in PCC’s Commencement Ceremony. If the individual is not wanting to participate in the ceremony, then there is a $5.00 cost for all/any printed degrees. For additional copies of your degree, there is a $5.00 charge per copy. Degree covers are $10.00 each.

College Debts: All outstanding fees owed to Piedmont Community College must be paid in full to the Business Office. Graduates must clear account holds prior to picking up his/her cap & gown. Students cannot participate in the ceremony if there is an outstanding debt owed to the College.

Questions? Contact the Student Development team for more information at (336) 322-2159.
Further details can also be viewed in PCC’s Policy and Procedures Manual: 6.7 Graduation Requirements.

As a result of the current weather reports for this week, Piedmont Community College’s Commencement will take place in Person High School’s gym. Doors will be open for seating at 6 p.m.

Due to limited seating, each graduate will receive six (6) admission tickets to give to family and friends. Admission to the gym for the ceremony will be by “ticket” only, and all guests must have a ticket. Tickets are not required for participating graduates.

Admission tickets will be distributed at commencement rehearsal on May 12.

Person High School is located at 1010 Ridge Road, Roxboro, NC 27573

SPECIAL TRIBUTE:

Let us CELEBRATE and share your success with the community! Send us a photo (.jpg or .png from your phone works!) as well as:  
* Your name        * Your program of study        * What’s next for you        * Favorite PCC moment 
With this information, we’ll highlight your journey on PCC’s social media! Simply email  daniel.statum@piedmontcc.edu! Please direct all questions regarding photo submission directly to Daniel Statum at the email address listed above.

GRADUATION PHOTOS:

Upon receipt of your diploma, a professional photographer from Photo Specialties in Chapel Hill will take a photo. Each student receives a free color proof, which goes to your PCC email address from www.photospecialties.com. You will receive a password for online viewing. You are under no obligation to purchase prints. You may also visit www.photospecialties.com to pre-register. If you do not receive a proof within a week of the ceremony, please contact Photo Specialties directly at info@photospecialties.com or call 1-800-722-7033. Piedmont Community College is not involved in this process except in scheduling the photo coverage and notifying graduates. Please direct all questions regarding photos directly to Photo Specialties.

GRADUATION ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Graduates who are interested in graduation announcements, may do so on their own while using a vendor of your choice or one of the following outside vendors listed below. You are under no obligation to make purchase. Please direct all questions regarding announcements and purchases directly to the vendor.

Digital:

https://www.smilebox.com/maker/announcement-maker/graduation/

https://www.canva.com/create/cards/graduation-invitations/

Local Printers:

ASAP Printing – 163 Semora Rd, Roxboro ( https://www.asaproxboro.com/ )

Taylor Business Products – 115 Clayton Ave, Roxboro ( http://www.taylorbusinessproducts.com/ )

CAP & GOWN REGALIA PICK-UP:

Regalia pick-up begins on Monday, May 9 at 1 p.m. in the Student Development Office in Building E on the Person County Campus. A photo ID is required for pick-up. Please see the schedule below for additional pick-up times. Although caps & gowns are NOT required for rehearsal, students must pick up regalia packages prior to graduation.

Monday, May 9 between 1- 5 p.m.
Tuesday, May 10 – Thursday, May 12 between 9-5 p.m.
Friday, May 13 until 4 p.m.

MAY 12 | GRADUATION REHEARSAL | PERSON HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM

Report to the PHS Gymnasium by 5:30pm

GRADUATE FELLOWSHIP: The Student Government Association will sponsor a meal after rehearsal for the graduates. Please plan to stay afterwards to share some time with faculty and friends.

MAY 13 | GRADUATION | PERSON HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM

The ceremony begins promptly at 7 p.m. Report to the PHS Gymnasium no later than 6:30 pm to receive your card to give to the presider of the graduation ceremony and to find your place in the line-up. You must have this card in order to participate in the graduation ceremony.

DIRECTIONS TO PERSON HIGH SCHOOL GYMNASIUM: The address for Person High School is 1010 Ridge Road, Roxboro.

  • PARKING: Please follow the parking legend provided above as guidance for parking during this special event. To ensure we are meeting the needs of our guest, for those who require special parking (handicap parking), please contact the Student Development office at (336) 322-2159.
  • RAIN LOCATION: The ceremony will take place inside the Person High School gymnasium.  Each graduate will receive six (6) tickets at rehearsal.  Please keep in mind that PCC does not issue replacement tickets for any reason.

Students will be awarded the respective academic credential at the end of the semester once all requirements are met.  Students, please schedule a time to meet with your academic advisor to see if you are eligible for a certificate, diploma, and/or an associate degree.

The commencement application form, linked above, is also available in PCC’s Student Development Office (Building E on the Person County Campus and Building K on the Caswell County Campus). Your advisor must review and approve the application prior to submission to the Registrar’s office.

Commencement Fee:  This is included in your student fee, with the exception of high school students who are dually enrolled and Adult Basic Skills student. These students are required to pay $30 (includes one printed degree and cap and gown) to participate in PCC’s Commencement Ceremony. If the individual is not wanting to participate in the ceremony, then there is a $5.00 cost for all/any printed degrees. For additional copies of your degree, there is a $5.00 charge per copy. Degree covers are $10.00 each.

College Debts: All outstanding fees owed to Piedmont Community College must be paid in full to the Business Office. Graduates must clear account holds prior to picking up his/her cap & gown. Students cannot participate in the ceremony if there is an outstanding debt owed to the College.

Questions? Contact the Student Development team for more information at (336) 322-2159.

Further details can also be viewed in PCC’s Policy and Procedures Manual:  6.7 Graduation Requirements.


Social Media Photo Post:

Social Media Photo Post:

Graduates are encouraged to send their photo, along with a short description of their success to daniel.statum@piedmontcc.edu. This photo and information will be shared on social media.

Suggested Photo Guidelines:

  • File format: .jpg or .png format (a cell phone photo is great!)
  • Dressed in appropriate attire (try to stay away from shirts/hats with logos and text)
  • Background/lighting should allow us to easily see the graduate, individually

Suggested Information to Share:

  • Name
  • Degree
  • If transferring – where
  • If employed – where
  • Future goals
  • Favorite memory of your time at PCC
  • Any additional success information you would like to share about your time at PCC

20202021 Commencement

Social Media Photo Post:

Graduates are encouraged to send their photo, along with a short description of their success to beth.townsend@piedmontcc.edu. This photo and information will be shared on social media.

Suggested Photo Guidelines:

  • File format: .jpg or .png format (a cell phone photo is great!)
  • Dressed in appropriate attire (try to stay away from shirts/hats with logos and text)
  • Background/lighting should allow us to easily see the graduate, individual

Suggested Information to Share:

  • Name
  • Degree
  • If transferring – where
  • If employed – where
  • Future goals
  • Favorite memory of your time at PCC
  • Any additional success information you would like to share about your time at PCC

Address for Person County Campus: 1715 College Drive, Roxboro. Additional campus map information found here:  Maps – Piedmont Community College

2020 Commencement

A traditional commencement ceremony wasn’t in the cards for 2020 due to COVID-19. We appreciate the willingness of graduates to participate in a drive-thru event, photo shoot, and virtual ceremony via www.youtube.com/user/piedmontcc.

Graduates Through the Years…

1974 Commencement Ceremony

2007 Graduates

2010 Graduates

2010 Graduates

2015 Graduate