Graduation Services

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

Central Piedmont now has two commencement ceremonies a year, held in the spring and the fall.

2022 Graduation Information

To participate, you need to apply to graduate using the instructions in the "Apply to Graduate" section on this page. Keep checking your student email and this page for details.

  • 2022 Ceremony Pictures and Videos

  • Getting Your Diploma

    Follow this link to order your degree or diploma. Orders are submitted once a month. Please allow 3-4 weeks for processing and 2-3 weeks to receive your hard copy in the mail.

  • Which ceremony will you participate in?

    Central Piedmont hosts two graduation ceremonies per year - one in May and one in December. If you are a spring graduate, you will participate in the May ceremony. If you are a summer or fall graduate, you will participate in the December ceremony. If you are unable to attend your designated ceremony, Central Piedmont will allow you one full year to participate in a different one. For example, if you are a spring graduate and you are unable to attend the May ceremony, you have the option to participate in the following December ceremony or the following May ceremony.

  • Important Deadlines

    • October 20, 2022: Last day to apply for graduation to have your name displayed in the Graduation Ceremony printed program.
    • November 14, 2022:  Last day to register for the ceremony. If you have not registered for the ceremony by this date via the Marching Order website you will not be permitted to participate in the ceremony.
    • November 29, November 30, and December 1, 2022: The Graduation Fair will be held at the Central Campus Bookstore for students to pick up their caps and gowns for the ceremony.
      • Pick up times:10 a.m.- 6 p.m. 
      • Location: Hall Building
        1112 Charlottetowne Ave
        Charlotte, NC 28204

2022 Commencement Ceremony Event Details

For the first time ever, Central Piedmont will have two commencement ceremonies in 2022. Follow the following link for the 2022 commencement ceremony dates and details.


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