Information for Graduates for the 2021-2022 Academic Year

Piedmont Community College’s commencement ceremony for each academic year is held annually in the month of May.   Students must submit a commencement application (click here for the fillable application). The graduation application deadlines are as follows:  

Fall applications due – October 28, 2021

Spring application due – March 4, 2022

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 to participate in PCC’s Commencement Ceremony.  

As a reminder, all outstanding balances and fees must be paid in full.  Please visit PCC’s Business Office in Building A to submit payment.

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 Commencement

Social Media Photo Post:

Graduates are encouraged to send their photo, along with a short description of their success to 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

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

Graduates Through the Years…

1974 Commencement Ceremony

2007 Graduates

2010 Graduates

2010 Graduates

2015 Graduate