Graduation Information

Graduation Attire

For the DCTS Graduation Ceremony on June 3, 2021, this is what you need to wear under your DCTS green Graduation gown:


  • Plain, solid-colored black pants NO jeans, NO shorts
  • Plain, solid-white (or light colored) button-up or polo shirt with a collar
  • Solid-colored black dress shoes or dress boots; absolutely NO sneakers, sandals/flip flops, or worn & scuffed boots
  • A professional tie (either regular or bowtie is acceptable) looks very good under your gown and is recommended but not required.


  • A simple, appropriate dress (or shirt/skirt combination) that should be about knee length or shorter than your mid-calf-length
    • Dresses may be any color/pattern since your gown is dark green (avoid maxi/long skirts that will show below your gown)   OR
  • A plain light-colored shirt and solid-colored black pants – NO jeans, NO shorts
  • Solid-colored BLACK, low/flat shoes or sandals. Shoes should be comfortable and appropriate for walking and standing on a ‘grassy field’; absolutely NO flip-flops or
  • You are not permitted to wear heels on the Landis field track or stadium turf field. Remember, the low black flats/sandals are to match your Graduation gown NOT the outfit you are wearing beneath the gown.

Black is the ONLY acceptable color for both pants and shoes on ALL DCTS graduates

Cap Decoration Guidlines

You do NOT have to decorate your cap; however, please take into consideration the following rules if you choose to decorate your graduation cap. Failure to follow these rules will result in the removal of the cap at the ceremony.

Students WILL NOT be allowed to participate in the ceremony without a cap and gown.

What is permitted:

  • Thank you to a relative, teacher, or friend
  • Recognition of the post-secondary institution you will be attending
  • Class of 2021
  • Branch of military you will be joining
  • Your CTE program
  • The logo/name of the company that has hired you
  • A positive, up-lifting message

What is not permitted:

  • Any advertisement, symbols, abbreviations, initials, words, slogans, patches, or pictures that refer to drugs, controlled substances, tobacco, alcohol, or weapons; or is of a sexual nature
  • Symbols affiliated with gangs; or, advocate drug use, violence, illegal activity, or disruptive behavior which is detrimental to the safety and welfare of others
  • Political endorsements; including flags
  • “RIP” or “Rest in Peace” acknowledgements
  • Obscenity, lewdness, vulgarity, or profanity
  • Numbers other than 2021 or ‘21
  • Threats to the safety and welfare of any person
  • Any decorations hanging from the bottom of the mortar board. The tassel is the only thing to be hanging from your (No bows, etc attached to the cap)
  • 3D Your cap must be flat

Graduation caps will be reviewed and approved in advance of the ceremony. If your cap is not approved, you will be given a different cap to wear.

If you are not sure if your cap will be approved, or have other question e-mail Mrs. Glotfelter.