Donning of the Stoles
Donning of the Stoles Spring 2018

Virtual Ceremony
All submissions due Sunday, Nov. 29

Register Here

The Donning ceremony is an African American, Hispanic, and International tradition where parents, family and friends place the stole on the graduate before graduation. A family member or friend is given time to express what the graduation/student means to their family. The ceremony is a very heartfelt and warm celebration as the graduate prepares for moving on to the next stage in their life. 

The WTAMU family would like for as many graduates as possible to share in this celebration.

Please register through the link above to notify the Office for Diversity and Inclusion of your participation. See instructions below to submit your video for the virtual ceremony.

How to Submit a Donning of the Stoles video for the virtual ceremony:

Submitting your video from an Internet Browser:

  1. Sign in to WTClass from BuffPortal.
  2. Select the WTClass icon to access WTClass.
  3. Select the “Community Groups” tab at the top of your WTClass home page located next to “My WTClass” tab.
  4. Select the “Commencement 2020 Donning of the Stoles” group.
  5. Follow the directions provided.

Submitting your video from the Blackboard app on your mobile device:

  1. Click on the 3 lines in the upper left corner of the app.
  2. Select “Organizations”
  3. Select the “Commencement 2020 Donning of the Stoles” group.
  4. Select “Organization Content”
  5. Select “Video Upload”
  6. Follow the directions provided.


If you want to purchase a stole for graduation you still have time! You may purchase your stole from any vendor you choose but if you are looking for a place to purchase one, you may want to try this website below: It is the Midwest Global Group, Inc. Global Textiles and Handcrafts and they have several options of stoles to choose from and the shipping is minimal. Vision Wear International specializes in International Stoles.

Please make sure your stole will arrive prior to Nov. 29, 2020

For more information please contact the Office for Diversity and Inclusion 806 651-8480
or email us at