• Graduation Dress Code

    Caps should be placed on the head so that the mortarboard is level. The front of the cap is indicated on the inside of the crown. Caps are never worn on the back of the head. For graduation, caps are worn parallel to the ground with the point in the center of the forehead. Caps should be held in place with bobby pins. At the beginning of the ceremony, tassels are positioned ON THE RIGHT.

    You are not allowed to DECORATE your Cap at all.  This includes cap toppers.
    NO cell phones allowed!

    • Students should not arrive with purses, bookbags, fanny packs, etc. as these items will also be collected by the administration.
    • Graduates may only wear cords, stoles, or medals that represent a school-awarded achievement. These could include achievements such as honor grad status, honor societies, service hours, athletics as well as Boy/Girl Scout honors or military honors.  Any garb that does not represent any of the above achievements will not be allowed into the ceremony. Any items not meeting the requirements outlined above will be confiscated and can be picked up from the front office the day after graduation.
      You are encouraged to wear and/or practice any traditions you may have before or after the ceremony for pictures, parties, etc.

Dress Code Guidelines

  • Graduation is a formal ceremony, so we ask that you abide by the following guidelines:

    • Dresses and skirts should be lightweight (for your comfort) and follow the school dress code (no backless or strapless dresses or halter tops).  Be sure the skirt or dress is not too full or longer than the graduation gown.
    • Dress pants should be worn with a collared dress shirt and a dark colored tie.
    • Shoes should be a neutral color.

Items not allowed

    • No jeans are allowed
    • No heels (wedges are fine), casual sandals, or flip flops are allowed.
    • No decorating of caps allowed.
    • Graduates are NOT permitted to have bags of any kind.  This includes, but is not limited to, purses, backpacks, book bags, waist bags, tote bags, fanny packs, etc.

Cell Phones

  • Graduates NOT allowed to have a cell phone during graduation.  This rule will be strictly enforced.  Any student found with a phone will have that device confiscated. 

    We thank you in advance for your cooperation.

  • Please remember, parents and seniors, this is a formal ceremony, so seniors should be dressed in a way that expresses this occasion. The outline above follows the dress code for MCHS.