Students at Piedmont College are fortunate to live in one of the finest outdoor recreation areas in the U.S. You can enjoy hiking and camping in several nearby state and federal parks, or really get away from it all on the nearby Appalachian Trail and the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Demorest is also just 25 minutes from Gainesville, Ga.; 45 minutes from Athens, Ga.; and just 70 minutes from Atlanta, Ga., and Greenville, S.C.
The Athens Campus is situated in the middle of a dynamic, big-college town with a vibrant cultural life in one of Georgia's most historic and popular cities. Check out the many opportunities via the links below.
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. For Commencement information, visit www.piedmont.edu/commencement.
To Piedmont College Athens Campus
595 Prince Avenue
Athens, GA 30601
From Demorest: Take US-441 Business Route (Central Avenue) SOUTH for 1.9 miles. Turn RIGHT onto ramp and go 0.8 mile to MERGE LEFT onto US-23 S / US-441 S / GA-15 S / GA-365 S. Stay STRAIGHT on US-441 S / GA-15 S. and go 41.5 miles. Turn RIGHT onto the Athens Bypass (US-129 N / GA-10 BL S / GA-8 S) and go 0.1 mile to the Chase Street Exit 13. Turn LEFT on Chase Street and go 0.8 mile to Prince Avenue (GA-15 ALT). Turn LEFT on Prince Avenue and go 0.1 mile to a traffic light at intersection with North Milledge Avenue. Continue straight on Prince Avenue for 0.2 miles. The Athens Campus is on the right.
(The Athens Campus library and graphics design classrooms are located in Lane Hall, two blocks from the main campus. To reach Lane Hall, follow the directions above to the intersection of Prince Avenue and North Milledge Avenue. Turn right on Milledge Avenue. Lane Hall is 0.1 miles on the LEFT.)
From Atlanta: Take I-85 N for 24.6 miles. Take GA-316 E toward LAWRENCEVILLE / ATHENS and go 40.8 miles. Merge onto EPPS BRIDGE PKWY and go 1.7 miles. Turn SLIGHT RIGHT onto US-78 Business Route / ATLANTA HWY / GA-10 E. Continue to follow US-78 BR E / GA-10 E for 2.5 miles. Turn LEFT onto GA-15 ALT / N MILLEDGE AVE and go 0.3 miles to the traffic light at the intersection of North Milledge and Prince Avenues. Turn Right on Prince Avenue and drive 0.2 miles. The Athens Campus is on the right.