Student Graduation Information

South Texas College is pleased to announce that we will begin distribution of caps and gowns (regalia), and guest tickets starting on Monday, April 15, 2019 through Wednesday, May 8, 2019 to students who checked in to confirm attendance for the ceremony on the Marching Order website.

Marching Order site RSVP is available from Monday, March 25, 2019 through Friday April 26, 2019. Please be advised that only students who RSVP via Marching Order by the deadline will be sent notifications regarding regalia and ticket distribution. Graduation instructions will be emailed to students' JagMail accounts.

Students will need a picture ID to obtain tickets, cap and gown. Ceremony tickets will NOT be replaced if lost or misplaced.

Caps & Gowns

A picture ID will be required when you pick up your cap & gown.

Pick Up Locations:

Special Cords and Stoles

Honor Graduates
Honor cords will be distributed when student picks up cap and gown.

Sigma Kappa Delta
English Honor Society
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society
Kappa Beta Delta Business Administration Honor Society
Valley Scholars
Honors Program
See your Program Advisor

How to wear and care for your cap and gown

How do I wear the tassel?
Begin with your tassel on the left side of your cap. Following confirmation of your degree by the President, the entire graduating class will move their tassels to the right in unison. This signifies the move to a higher level of education. Moving the tassel to the right is also important as it will keep the tassel out of your face when you have your picture taken on stage with the College President.

How should I wear my cap?
Your cap should be worn so the mortarboard is level and not placed on the back or to the side of your head. The crown should rest approximately one to one and one-half inches above each ear. This also helps assure that the mortarboard is level.

What should I wear underneath my gown?
Light, comfortable clothing should be worn underneath your gown. It is recommended that a suit coat or jacket not be worn. Shoes and other articles of visible apparel worn by graduates should be of dark colors that harmonize with the gown.

How do I take care of my cap and gown?
Remove your cap, tassel and gown from the package. Place the gown on a hanger. Because of the material, your cap and gown should not be washed, dry cleaned or worn in inclement weather. You may press the gown with a cool iron to remove wrinkles.

Graduation Photos

Gradimages will be photographing all graduates at the upcoming graduation ceremony. Visit their website, and click on Pre-Event Email Registration. Enter your email and up to 6 emails of loved ones who would like to share in your accomplishment by viewing and ordering your photos. After graduation, order online at or call 1-800-261-2576.

Dual Credit

As a reminder, dual credit students will NOT be eligible to participate in Commencement Exercises, if they are pursuing any of the short certificate programs, as follows:

  • Architectural & Engineering Design Technology
  • Computer and Internet Specialist
  • Computer Applications Specialist
  • Employee & Labor Relations Assistant
  • Ford Maintenance and Light Repair
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Payroll Assistant
  • Recruiter Assistant
  • Voice and Data Technician