Student Graduation Information

South Texas College is pleased to announce that we will begin distribution of caps, gowns, and guest tickets starting on Monday, November 28, through Thursday, December 15, 2016, at the Office of Admissions and Records, to students who checked in to confirm attendance for the ceremony on the Marching Order website. Students will need a picture ID to obtain tickets, cap and gown. Please be advised that guest tickets will NOT be replaced if lost or misplaced.

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. 

Marching Order site RSVP is available from November 7, 2016 through the deadline on December 2, 2016.

Caps & Gowns

A picture ID will be required to check-in to confirm attendance at the ceremony 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 you accomplishment by viewing and ordering your photos. After graduation, order online at or call 1(800) 261-2576.