Graduation Services

Learn how to apply to graduate from Central Piedmont. Find Central Piedmont graduation ceremony information.

Congratulations, Spring 2020 Graduates!

It's time to celebrate the monumental and hard-earned accomplishments of our 2020 college graduates. From the degree, diploma, and cytotechnology certificate program to the high school equivalency, and work and learn program — we congratulate you.

Drive-Through Program Ceremonies

Find your program's drive-through graduation ceremony date and be sure to RSVP by July 15.

You are not required to wear a cap and gown to the ceremony. If you would like to wear a cap and gown, you must purchase your cap and gown through Herff Jones by no later than Monday, June 29.

Graduates, Turn Your Tassels!

At 11 a.m. EST on Thursday, May 14, celebrate your achievements with the official Class of 2020 graduation video. Put on your cap, watch the graduation video, and move your tassel alongside Dr. Deitemeyer and your fellow classmates. This year's virtual commencement ceremony features a special message from Central Piedmont President Dr. Kandi Deitemeyer and student speaker Muriel Magloire. Be sure to send us your photos or videos of you turning your tassel!

You Did It!

Your Central Piedmont faculty and staff are so proud of you and all that you have accomplished.

2020 Graduation Celebrations Information

Central Piedmont has made the difficult, but necessary, decision to postpone the traditional spring graduation ceremonies planned for May 14 in response to the coronavirus stay-at-home orders. We are doing everything we can to celebrate the monumental and hard-earned accomplishments of our 2020 graduates.

  • Graduation Cap and Tassel

    You will receive a graduation cap and tassel in the mail as a gift from Central Piedmont.

  • Virtual "Moving the Tassel" Ceremony

    You can also find the graduation video on the Central Piedmont Facebook or YouTube pages.

    The turning of the tassel is traditionally used to symbolize a student’s transition from candidate to graduate. This simple, yet meaningful, tradition is a great way to celebrate your incredible achievement. You've earned it!

  • Central Piedmont Grad Profile Photo Filters

    Want to show the world you're officially a Central Piedmont graduate and your Central Piedmont pride? We've created special-edition graduation profile picture frames and GIFs for Facebook and Instagram.

  • Share Your Graduation Photos

    We want to celebrate you by sharing your graduation photos or videos in honor of this amazing milestone. Send us your photos and videos of you in your graduation cap and tassel or a video of you turning your tassel by doing either of the following:

    Thank you in advance for sharing this significant memory with the Central Piedmont community. We can’t wait to see your photos from graduation day!

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