Congratulations on your graduation from DCTC! You’ve worked hard and we want to help you remember this day. This year’s commencement ceremony was held at 7 p.m. Friday, May 12 at Aldrich Arena, 1850 White Bear Ave. Maplewood, MN.
Please read the Graduation Newsletter for more details on the event.
The 2023 DCTC Commencement Ceremony will be live streamed by Town Square Television.
Additionally, thanks to a partnership between Town Square Television and Volkswagen of Inver Grove every graduate can receive a free digital video recording of our 2023 Commencement Ceremony. Find instructions on how to receive your recording here.
The 2023 DCTC Commencement Program is now available and contains the full list of graduates.
Download the Commencement Program
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!
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.
Graduates who are members of Phi Theta Kappa can purchase a stole and/or a tassel in the Bookstore.
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.
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.
The survey should take only 2-3 minutes to complete.
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