The only OFFICIAL store for Dowling Catholic High School supporting all DCHS students!

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Frequently Asked Questions


Have a question?  The answer might be right here!

I have no idea what happened to our packet from registration!  Is it possible to get another copy?

Certainly!  Here is a link to the information that was included in your packet on the blue information sheet.

What color/style is the most popular?

Maroon and black seem to be the most popular with white following close behind. More kids wear cotton than performance, but that’s up to you!

How many shirts do I need?

As a DCHS mom for 9 years, I always bought 5 shirts so I didn’t have to do laundry mid-week.  It’s up to you and how often your family does laundry.

Where do we buy pants?

You may purchase pants from local vendors such as American Eagle, Gap, Old Navy etc.  Please remember no joggers, cargo pants, yoga pants, jeans or sweatpants.  Please refer to the Student Handbook for complete uniform requirements.  

Is everything in the store dress code?       

No.  Only the items listed under the School Uniform category are dress code approved.  Spirit gear found in the store can be worn on jeans/spirit days which occur frequently during the school year.   

Do the cotton shirts shrink?

The shirts are a 60/40 cotton blend.  They will shrink a little bit.  They tend to shrink in length more than in width and then only about ¼ inch.

Do I have to order everything now?

No.  After August 24, you can purchase available stock items any day school is in session and order special uniform items during the school year from September – February through our website.  The store places one bulk order for special order items on the 1st of each month.  You will receive an email when your order is ready for pickup; usually during the third week of the following month. 

Example 1 – you order on 8/30, bulk order is placed on 9/1 and is ready for pick up the third week of October. 
Example 2 - you order on 9/2, bulk order is placed on 10/1 and is ready for pick up during the third week of November.

More information will be provided after the school year begins.

What uniform items do you stock in the store?

Cotton short-sleeve polos* for men and women. *Excluding Talls and Youth sizes.
Cotton LONG sleeve polos for men in women - only black & maroon in sizes S - XL are stocked.
Uniform sweatshirts - in black only; sizes XS - M

Remember, if you don't order now, you will only be able to buy 2 short sleeve cotton shirts and 1 uniform sweatshirt IF we have available stock* before classes start.  After the ordering period closes on May 15, the soonest you could get more uniform shirts is August 24 and the soonest you could get special uniform items is mid to late October.
*available stock is sold first come, first served.  We cannot guarantee enough stock will be available to fill excessive demand.

Why should I purchase spirit gear from the Campus Store?

You may have noticed that Dowling Catholic spirit gear is not available in any local stores. We hold 5 trademarks with the US Patent and Trademark office to protect our brand and we work with a few licensed vendors to ensure our brand is consistently represented. Every purchase through the Campus Store benefits all students of Dowling Catholic as all proceeds stay here at Dowling Catholic. 

What hours is the store open?

We are open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9am - 5:00pm when school is in session.  If there is no school, the store is closed.

I have more questions –

Give us a call or an email!  We are here and happy to help!

[email protected] or 515-222-1012                             




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Deb Harrington Derry '89
Campus Store Director
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