Graduation Attire

Approved Regalia

The Dallas College Cap and Gown may be ordered t​hrough Follett and Jostens. See FAQs on requirements for cap decorations. 

All stoles, cords and pins must be from a recognized Dallas College organization. Multiple cords and pins are acceptable. Students may pick one of the following approved stoles to wear: Dallas College, PTK, Honors, ECHS or the P-TECH stole. Graduates should choose the stole that best represents their time at Dallas College. While other stoles are not approved, cords or pins may be worn from any Dallas College student organization. The medallion is not an approved graduation wearable.

Dallas College stoles will be available for purchase for $24 while supplies last. Students can purchase them at a Dallas College campus bookstore starting June 1.

A limited number of stoles will be also available for purchase at the graduation ceremonies on a first-come, first-served basis. Purchasing a Dallas College stole is optional and not a required part of a student's graduation regalia.

Other Suggested Attire 

  • Sleeveless dresses, dress pants or khakis, dress shirt with tie, suits (dress, skirt, pants) 
  • Dark dress shoes, including flats, loafers, low dress heels 

Tips and Reminders 

  • Mortarboards (caps) are worn parallel to the floor with the tassel on the right, decorations are allowed. 
  • Keys, wallets and cell phones must be carried in a pocket underneath the gown, not held in the hand. 
  • Cap and gown should be removed from the plastic bag at least 48 hours prior to the ceremony to allow folds produced as a result of packaging to relax. 
  • The only item you will be carrying in your hands will be your name card! 

Since you will not be allowed to carry any of your personal items into the graduation ceremony (for example, purses, cameras, cell phones, etc.), you will need to leave these belongings at home, with your family or friends, or in the trunk of your car.


Remember, flowers are not allowed on stage or in the audience. Wear clothing that will allow your essential valuables, such as your car keys, to be placed in your pockets under your gown.

Cap and Gown Frequently Asked Questions