Graduation Information

This page will contain information pertaining to several graduation dates. Please check this site
often as changes will be reflected here.

Applying for Graduation

All students planning to graduate must apply for graduation. If you are planning to graduate with multiple degrees or certificates, you must apply for each individually. Graduation applications may be completed online through ROAR. If you are denied a degree for the term in which you have applied, you must reapply for the term in which you will have completed your required coursework.

To apply for graduation:
Login to ROAR
Select the 'Student' Option
Select 'Student Records'
Select 'Apply for Graduation'
 
At this point, please complete each of the questions concerning your application for graduation.  Note that the first question is asking for your 'Curricular Term,' which is the 'Current Term,' not your 'Graduation Term.'  Once you complete the first question and select your applicable program, you'll be able to select your 'Graduation Term.'

Please note that students who apply past the deadline cannot be guaranteed that their name will be printed in the program.

If you have additional questions regarding graduation applications, contact Student Services located at the Advanced Technology Center.

Application Deadlines

Graduation Date................................Application Deadline
Fall 2021...........................................September 1, 2021
Spring 2022......................................September 1, 2021
Summer 2022...................................March 1, 2022
Fall 2022..........................................March 1, 2022

 

Degree Audits

Degree audits must be completed during the semester prior to your final semester where you plan to graduate. The purpose of the degree audit is to ensure that you will have completed all
coursework necessary to obtain your degree prior to your final scheduling session.

Appointments may be requested by contacting your Academic Advisor who will put you in touch with your Dean. Please provide your name, student ID number, catalog year, graduation term, and telephone number. All degree audit appointments, information, and updates will be communicated through your Pierpont email address.

 

Ceremony Information

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pierpont will not be holding a December 2021 graduation ceremony.  Anyone graduating in December 2021 will be included in the May 2022 graduation. 

Additional details of the May 2022 graduation ceremony will be provided at a later date.  This information will include whether the ceremony will be held in-person or virtually.  Whether the May graduation is held in-person or virtually, students are encouraged to order and wear their cap and gowns for the graduation event. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I order my cap and gown?

  • Go to: herff.ly/pierpont
  • Click on “Reserve a Cap and Gown”
  • Choose your degree from the drop down box (choices are: Associates degree or Certificate of Applied Science), then click “Continue.”
  • Click the “Continue” box again.
  • Click the “Cap and Gown” green tab at the top menu.
  • Complete student information in the box, then click “Add to Cart.”
  • You will see the items in your cart (cap, gown and tassel).Click “Proceed to Cart.”
  • Your Shopping Cart will pop up displaying your items (no charges will be incurred).
  • Click “Proceed to Check Out.”
  • Complete the “Ordered By” Information Form and click “Continue.”
  • Review your Order Information, and click “Complete Order.”

When will I pick up my cap and gown?

  • Caps and gowns will be available in the Locust Avenue Bound for Success Bookstore(located in the Falcon Center) about a week before commencement.
  • You will receive an email to your student account when they are available.

Are there any fees for graduation?

  • Currently, there are no fees associated with graduation. A late fee may be applied if you fail to order your cap and gown by the deadline. To help the College prepare for the ceremony, please abide by all published deadlines for applications, Reader’s Cards, etc.

What should I wear for the ceremony?

  • Ceremony attire should be semi-formal. Caps and gowns are black. Dark slacks and shoes are recommended.

When will I receive my diploma?

  • Your diploma will be mailed to your permanent mailing address about six weeks after the date of the ceremony or sooner if possible.
  • If you are graduating in May, your diploma will be mailed by June 30.
  • If you are graduating in August, your diploma will be mailed by September 1.
  • If you are graduating in December, your diploma will be mailed by January 31.
  • Any graduate that has a HOLD (financial or credential) will not have their diploma or transcript released until the outstanding issue is resolved.  Direct any questions to Student Services at 304-367-4907.

How can I change my permanent mailing address?

  • To verify your permanent address, log into ROAR and click on ‘Personal Information’ tab.
  • If you need to change your address, you must complete an Address Change form in Student Services, 500 Galliher Drive, Fairmont.  See the link later in this section to obtain the form.
  • This should be done at least one week prior to the mailing date to avoid lost or unclaimed diplomas.
  • The form can be found at this link: https://www.pierpont.edu/sites/default/files/forms/Registrars_Office/Cha....

Are there accommodations for handicapped guests and graduates?

  • Handicapped parking will be available to guests with a college issued pass or state issued handicapped car placard or license plate.
  • For those without state issued placards, college passes may be requested in advance by graduates for their guests.
  • Graduates may request reserved handicapped seating for guests. We will do our best to keep your party together, but please bear in mind that space is limited, and those
    requiring special seating will be given preference.
  • To reserve your space or pass in advance, please contact the Academic Affairs Office at AcademicAffairs@pierpont.edu.

For additional questions regarding Commencement, please contact the Academic Affairs Office at
AcademicAffairs@pierpont.edu.

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