Adult High School/HSE/Pathways/Work and Learn Graduation Ceremony

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Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC) Career and College Readiness graduation ceremony is scheduled for May 16, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. in Bojangles' Coliseum.

Who is eligible to participate?

Students who have completed their HSE since the previous summer may be eligible to participate. Graduates of the Adult High School Diploma program, GED, HiSET, Pathways to Careers and the Work and Learn program from the previous summer and fall, as well as current potential spring graduates, may be eligible to participate in the graduation ceremony.

When will I receive information about the ceremony?

Detailed information will be emailed to eligible students' CPCC student email accounts sometime in April.

Where can I purchase my cap and gown?

Eligible students may reserve a cap and gown online from March 1, 2019 through midnight on March 31, 2019. Reserved caps and gowns may be picked up by eligible graduates starting at the end of April at the Central Campus Bookstore Graduation Fair. Additional details will be sent to students' email accounts in April.

What if I would like to participate in the graduation ceremony, but I borrowed a cap and gown?

The use of a cap and gown not purchased through the CPCC bookstore must be approved by the graduation office prior to the graduation ceremony.
Purchasing graduation regalia through the bookstore provides confirmation that you will participate in the graduation ceremony. Therefore, if you do not purchase a cap and gown through the bookstore, you are required to purchase a tassel. If you do not purchase the tassel, there will not be a name card for you at the graduation ceremony.

Is there a rehearsal for the graduation ceremony?

A rehearsal for the AHS, HSE, Pathways to Careers and Work and Learn ceremony will be held at Bojangles' Coliseum. Information on this rehearsal will be emailed to eligible students.
Please note: Attendance at the rehearsal is mandatory to participate in the ceremony.

What time should I arrive at the graduation ceremony?

Students should arrive at 2:00 p.m. Please arrive in your cap and gown, as there are no dressing rooms available for students. Please also make arrangements to leave your belongings (purses, cell phones and other items) with someone else, as there are no lockers available.

How many guests may I invite? Do they need tickets?

All seating is first come, first serve. You may invite as many guests as you like; they do not need tickets to gain admission to Bojangles' Coliseum.

How much does parking cost?

Parking is free.

How long will the ceremony take?

The ceremony will last approximately one and a half hours.

Will I receive my diploma at the ceremony?

Diplomas are not issued at the ceremony. All students receive a commemorative lithograph from the College President.