• Graduation caps and gowns can be purchased at the campus bookstore for a cost of $38.
  • Women wear their caps throughout the ceremony. Men remove their caps for the Invocation.
  • Out of respect and dignity of the ceremony we ask that graduates do not decorate or alter their caps or gowns in any way.
  • No high school cords, stoles, medals, or tassels are allowed to be worn (with the exception of early college high school medals, see below).
  • Only approved specialty regalia, cords, stoles, medals, or tassels will be allowed to be worn.
    • See below for approved specialty regalia

Approved specialty regalia

All approved specialty regalia is to be worn over your gown and are determined by advisor.

  • Honors graduates – medals given by the Honor department.
  • Phi Theta Kappa - gold stole or blue and gold cords ordered by student.
  • National Technical Honor Society - grey and purple cords or stole ordered by student.
  • Dual Credit graduates- San Jacinto College medallion given by high school or dual credit office.
  • Veterans - red, white and blue cords given out at commencement registration area.