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 Felix. 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.

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 in Hardway Hall 248.

Application Deadlines

Graduation Date................................Application Deadline
May 2019..........................................February 1, 2019
Summer 2018....................................June 1, 2018
December 2018.................................September 1, 2018

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 Student Services at (304) 367-4907. 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.

Degree Audit Schedule

May 2019……………………………………August 27, 2018 - November 19, 2018
August 2018……………………………………January 23, 2018 - April 20, 2018
December 2018……………………………………July 5, 2018 - August 3, 2018

Ceremony Information

Pierpont currently hosts one ceremony in May for students graduating in the spring, and includes those who have graduated in August or December in the year prior. Students who have applied for graduation by the deadline, or have graduated and are eligible to attend will receive information regarding the ceremony via mail in February. This will include a Reader’s Card which must be submitted to Student Services in Hardway Hall 248 for all who will be walking in the ceremony.

The location of all ceremony activities will be the Feaster Center on the main campus. Please review the following information for specific obligations and times.

Pierpont Community & Technical College
Commencement Ceremony
Feaster Center
Friday, May 11 th , 2018

Mandatory Rehearsal for All Graduates………………………………………………12:00pm
Line-up for Graduates………………………………………………4:45pm
Doors Open to the Public………………………………………………5:30pm
Commencement Ceremony………………………………………………6:30pm
Reception………………………………………………Immediately Following Ceremony

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I order my cap and gown?

  • Go to: WWW.HERFFJONES.COM/COLLEGE/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 December, your diploma will be mailed by January 31.

How can I change my permanent mailing address?

  • To verify your permanent address, log into FELIX and click on ‘Personal Information’ tab.
  • If you need to change your address, you must complete an Address Change form in Student Services, 248 Hardway Hall, Locust Avenue Campus, Fairmont.
  • 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 Registrar at crexrode@pierpont.edu.

For additional questions regarding Commencement, please contact the Registrar at
crexrode@pierpont.edu.

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