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Graduation and Commencement

Graduation is the certified completion of your degree, diploma or certificate program requirements – it is not a ceremony. When you apply for graduation completion, you are not registering for any ceremony. To receive a degree, diploma or certificate, all students must apply for graduation during the term in which they are completing their final program requirements. 

  • Fall commencement ceremonies are for Summer and Fall semester graduates. They will have an opportunity to have their names called as they cross the stage and have their photos taken with Pitt Community Colleges’ President Dr. Lawrence Rouse.
  • Each ceremony will be available to view via livestream on the Pitt Community College website for families and friends unable to attend the event in person.
  • All graduation communications will be sent to the graduate’s Pitt Community College email account.

Commencement is a symbolic ceremony that marks your academic achievement. It is an opportunity for you, your family and friends and Pitt Community College to celebrate that achievement. Participation is not required. To participate in the commencement ceremony, students must apply for graduation and order their regalia – cap and gown – by posted deadlines.

  • Commencement exercises are held at the end of each Fall and Spring semester for all students who have earned a degree or diploma since the previous commencement.
  • Summer and Fall graduates participate in fall ceremonies. Spring graduates participate in spring ceremonies; there is no summer ceremony.
  • Certificate graduates do not participate in ceremonies.

2024 Graduation DatesDescription
March 1, 2024Spring 2024 Graduation Application Deadline
April 3, 2024Spring 2024 Graduation Fair – Craig F. Goess Student Center (CFG137) 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
March 15, 2024Graduation Program Deadline
**Students who apply for graduation after this date will not have their names in the printed graduation ceremony program.
May 7, 2024Class of Spring 2024 Commencement Rehearsal
May 7, 2024Class of Spring 2024 Commencement Ceremony
June 3, 2024Summer 2024 Graduation Application Deadline

For Curriculum Students:

Step 1: Submit a Graduation Application online through the MyPittCC Portal. Log in and click on “Students” in the blue box labeled “Graduation Application” on the right.

Step 2: Contact your advisor to REVIEW your application and program evaluation. Your application will not be processed by the Registrar’s Office until it has been REVIEWED and APPROVED by your advisor online.

Step 3: After your advisor has APPROVED your graduation application online, the Registrar’s Office will do the final evaluations.

If you plan to participate in commencement, the cost is $40, and payment is due when you pick up your cap and gown at the PCC Student Store.  Pick-up will be TBA.

Please direct commencement-related questions to pccgraduation@email.pittcc.edu.

Awards and distinctions are given to students who achieve academic excellence at Pitt Community College.

Dean’s List

Students who made the Dean’s List are recognized based on the previous semester’s GPA at the commencement ceremony. Students who reach a high level of academic excellence by maintaining at least a 3.5 GPA throughout the semester are placed on the Dean’s List. Requirements include:

  1. The student must be in a degree or diploma program.
  2. The student must be registered for at least 12 credit hours of level 100 classes. Remedial classes (below level 100) are not considered.
  3. The student must have a 3.500 – 4.00 Term GPA at the end of the term to be placed on the Dean’s List (gold cord).

Fall 2023 Dean’s List

Honor Roll

Graduate honors are recognized on a student’s degree and/or diploma and official college transcript based on the final GPA. Certificate programs are not eligible for honor status.

  1. The student must be registered for at least 12 credit hours.
  2. Honors – Students who graduate with a diploma and/or degree who earned a GPA of 3.00 to 3.49.

Fall 2023 Honor Roll

How to get a Replacement Diploma?  Complete the Replacement Diploma Order Form. We will ship your diploma within 10-12 weeks of your request.

When will we receive our degrees/diplomas/certificates?  Degrees/diplomas/certificates will be mailed out by the following dates:

  • Fall graduates:  April 30th
  • Spring graduates:  August 30th
  • Summer graduates:  November 30th

What size are the degrees/diplomas/certificates?

  • The degrees, diplomas, and certificates measure 8.5” X 11”

I have moved recently; can I change my address?

Update your address using the Student Data Change form.

The cap and gown fee is $40 per student who plans to participate in the commencement ceremony.

The graduation fee includes:

  • One (1) Unofficial Transcript
  • Degree, Diploma, and/or Certificate
  • Cap, Gown & Tassel (blue and white tassel with graduation year)
  • Diploma cover

Payment: 

Cap and Gown Fees are paid at the time of cap and gown pickup.

Each Graduate receives one (1) unofficial transcript mailed out at the end of the term they are graduating from. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure the address on file is current.

If you need to order a replacement or new transcripts, visit the PCC Curriculum transcript website https://pittcc.edu/admissions/transcripts/.

To be eligible for graduation, a student must:

  1. Successfully complete all curriculum program requirements
  2. Achieve sufficient quality points to average a 2.0 GPA (major)
  3. Achieve passing grades in all required hours
  4. A student MUST be enrolled in the last class(es) needed for program completion in order to apply for graduation.
  5. Complete a minimum of 25% of resident credit at PCC
  6. Apply for graduation via mypittcc portal per degree, diploma, and/or certificate by the appropriate deadline
  7. All Financial Aid Loan borrowers are required to complete an Exit Counseling Survey
  8. Continue to monitor your student email for any notifications

Note: Pay close attention to item #4 (student MUST be enrolled in the last class(es) needed for program completion)

Important Information for Graduates and Guests

Fall 2023 Graduation will be Thursday, December 14th at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)

Location – Greenville Convention Center, 303 Greenville Blvd SW, Greenville, NC 27834    Get Directions

Graduation Rehearsal

  • Thursday, December 14 @ 10:00 a.m. (arrive by 9:30 a.m. to line up!)
  • Greenville Convention Center
    Get Directions
  • Attendance is required

Graduation Ceremony

  • Thursday, December 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Greenville Convention Center
    Get Directions
  • Graduates must be in line to march no later than 6:15 p.m.

Photo Specialties

  • Proofs and order information will be mailed directly to the graduate’s home address and posted on Photo Specialties’ website approximately two weeks after graduation.
  • Contact Photo Specialties directly at 1-800-722-7033 with questions regarding photo package orders.

Diploma Distribution

  • Confirm your address on record is correct by visiting your mypittcc portal account.
  • Diplomas/degrees awarded during the Summer and Fall Semesters of 2023 will be mailed to the home address on record 10-12 weeks AFTER the graduation ceremony.
  • Students cannot pick up diplomas/degrees on campus!

Graduation Ceremony

  • Thursday, December 14 @ 7:00 p.m.
  • Doors open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Greenville Convention Center
    Get Directions
  • Parking is available
  • Tickets are required

Guests with Disabilities

  • Contact the Office of Accessibility Services with any questions: 252-493-7285
  • Enter through Gate 1 – Special seating is available for guests with disabilities.
  • Interpreters for the hearing impaired will be located stage right on the floor and designated seating is reserved.
  • See any usher when arriving for assistance with locating special seating areas for guests with disabilities.

For those that cannot attend in person, Pitt Community College will be live streaming the Commencement Exercises on our YouTube page. The livestream will start promptly at 6:30 pm. Like, subscribe, and turn on notifications to stay up to date.

Important Information for Students

Spring 2024 Graduation

Tuesday, May 7th at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
ECU’s Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
Get Directions

Graduation Rehearsal

  • Tuesday, May 7 at 10:00 a.m. (arrive by 9:30 a.m. to line up)
  • Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum – Smith-Williams Center entrance
  • Attendance is required

Graduation Ceremony

  • Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m.
  • Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum – Smith-Williams Center entrance
  • Graduates must be in line to march no later than 6:15 p.m.

Photo Specialties

  • Proofs and order information will be mailed directly to the graduate’s home address and posted on Photo Specialties’ website at www.seemygraduate.com approximately two weeks after graduation.
  • Contact Photo Specialties directly at 1-800-722-7033 with questions regarding photo package orders.

Diploma Distribution

  • Confirm your address on record is correct by visiting your myPittCC portal account.
  • Diplomas/degrees awarded during Spring Semester 2024 will be mailed to the home address on record 10-12 weeks after the graduation ceremony.
  • Students cannot pick up diplomas/degrees on campus.

Graduation Ceremony

  • Tuesday, May 7 at 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
  • Williams Arena at Minges Coliseum
    200 Ficklen Drive, Greenville, NC 27858
    Get Directions
  • Parking is available in the Gray, Blue, Wilkinson Gold, or Shreve Silver Lots at Minges Coliseum.
  • Enter through Minges Gates 2 or 3
  • Tickets are Required. Each graduate will receive 10 tickets. Each guest, including children (3 and over), is required to have a ticket, NO EXCEPTIONS.

Guests with Disabilities

  • Contact the Office of Accessibility with any questions: 252-493-7285
  • Enter through Gate 1 – Special seating is available for guests with disabilities.
  • Interpreters for the hearing impaired will be located stage right on the floor, and designated seating is reserved.
  • See any usher when arriving for assistance locating special seating areas for guests with disabilities.

For those that cannot attend in person, Pitt Community College will be live streaming the Commencement Exercises on our YouTube page. The livestream will start promptly at 6:30 pm. Like, subscribe, and turn on notifications to stay up to date.

Past Commencements

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Spring 2023