Directions & Parking
To Piedmont College Johnny Mize Athletic Center
280 Laurel Avenue
Demorest, GA 30535
From Atlanta: Take I-85 North 31 miles to I-985. Take the I-985 North / LANIER PKWY exit- EXIT 113- on the LEFT toward GAINESVILLE. North of Gainesville, I-985 becomes GA-365. Continue on GA-365 North about 44 miles to the GA-105 / US-441-Business Route exit toward GA-385 / DEMOREST / HELEN. Turn LEFT onto US-441 Business Route / GA-105. Continue to follow US-441 Business Route 2.1 miles to the Piedmont campus in Demorest.
From Athens: Take US-441 North (Commerce Road/GA-15) 41.5 miles to Cornelia, Ga. Merge onto US-23 N / US-441 N / GA-15 N / GA-365 N. and go 1.1 mile on this limited access highway. Take the GA-105 / US-441 exit ramp toward GA-385 / DEMOREST / HELEN. Turn LEFT onto US-441 Business Route / GA-105. Continue to follow US-441 Business Route 2.1 miles to the Piedmont campus in Demorest.
From Greenville, S.C.: Take I-85 South toward ATLANTA 48.2 miles. Take the GA-17 exit- EXIT 173- toward LAVONIA / TOCCOA. Turn LEFT onto GA-17 and continue to follow GA-17 about 11.9 miles. Turn LEFT onto GA-17 North and go about 11.3 miles to where GA-17 North becomes GA-365 South. Continue on GA-365 South 6.3 miles to a traffic light and turn RIGHT on the Demorest-Mt. Airy Highway. Go 1.2 miles to a traffic light and turn LEFT on Central Avenue (US-441 Business Route) and go 0.4 mile to Piedmont campus.
Commencement is held in the Johnny Mize Athletic Center located at 280 Laurel Avenue in Demorest.
Parking is available in lots throughout the campus, and transportation will be provided to the Mize Center. Parking near the Mize Center is limited, so guests should plan to arrive as early as possible. Handicap parking and drop-off options are available at the front of the Mize Center, and officers will be directing traffic. A shuttle bus will transport people to the Mize Center from the Swanson Center and Arrendale Amphitheater parking lots only. Shuttles are only an option for those who are able to climb a significant number of steps. View the Demorest Campus Map for parking locations and Commencement Activities locations.