Get ready for commencement Class of 2024!
Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from DCTC! You’ve worked hard and we want to celebrate. This year’s commencement ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, 2024 at Aldrich Arena, 1850 White Bear Ave. Maplewood, MN.
Whether you plan to walk as part of the ceremony or not, you must apply to graduate to receive your diploma.
Apply to Graduate
Please read the Graduation Newsletter for more details on the event.
DCTC is grateful for the community support it receives. This year, we’d like to recognize the sponsors who donated at the Innovator level or above. Their generosity directly impacts students through scholarships and grants. That assistance helps many students persist through to graduation. Thank you to all our sponsors for building a better future with us!
Caps and Gowns
All graduates attending the ceremony are strongly encouraged to wear a cap and gown to graduation, although it is not required. Caps, gowns and tassels will be available for purchase in the Bookstore after spring break. You can also order online. Sizes may be limited closer to graduation. The cost of the set is $40. Individual tassels are available for $10.
Phi Theta Kappa
Graduates who are members of Phi Theta Kappa can purchase a stole and/or a tassel in the Bookstore.
Veterans and Military Service Members
DCTC recognizes graduates who have served or are currently serving in the armed forces. Veteran honor cords in red, white, and blue, are available at no additional cost. Veterans are invited to wear the veteran honor cord with their academic regalia during the commencement ceremony.
Please bring proof of military service, such as a military ID or a DD214, when picking up honor cords in the Military and Veterans Service Center.
If you or your guests need special arrangements for seating, please complete the form at the link below.
Request Seating Accomodations
Post-Graduation Financial Wellness Videos
As you prepare for your career after graduating from Dakota County Technical College, we want to ensure you have the tools necessary to place yourself on sound financial footing. To assist you, we are providing you with four short videos to provide basic information on budgeting and management of student loan repayment.
Repayment: What to Expect
How to Manage Your Student Loans
NSLDS - How to Access your Student Loan Information
Tell Us What You're Doing Next!
The survey should take only 2-3 minutes to complete.
Complete the Graduate Follow-Up Survey
Handshake is DCTC's go-to resource for jobs, internships, events, and more!
Login to Handshake or create your account
Welcome New Alumni!
Now that you've graduated, you're ready to join the DCTC Alumni Association. Start staying in touch today.