Have a question?  The answer may be right here!


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?

New for 2019/2020, Dowling Catholic is happy to partner with Lands' End as an option for uniform pants.  Lands' End offers regular school pants with free hemming, lifetime guarantee and many options for hard to fit students.  We highly recommend bringing your student in to try on Lands' End uniform pants before May 10th.  We will have samples for try on from May 7 - May 10, 2019.

At this time, ordering through Lands' End is optional.  Pants offered through Lands' End meet and exceed the uniform guidelines set by the Dowling Catholic Administration.


Is everything in the store dress code?       

No.  Only the items listed on the Uniform Order pages 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 cotton blend.  They will shrink a little bit.  They tend to shrink in length more than in width and then only about ¼ inch.


Why do I have to come in to order/why can’t I order online for my incoming DCHS student? 

Because most of our uniform items are ‘special order’ we cannot offer any returns or exchanges on those items.  Each special order item is decorated after it is ordered and our vendor won’t take any decorated items back.  The in-stock cotton short-sleeve shirts and uniform fleece can be exchanged for a different size, but there are no refunds on ANY uniform items.  We have to hold true to this policy, so it’s in your best interest to try on before purchasing.


Do I have to order everything now?

No.  You can purchase in-stock items any day school is in session and order special order items during the school year from September – February through our website.  The store places one bulk order on the 15th of each month.  Your order will be delivered to your student during seminar during the second week of the following month. 

Example 1 – you order on 9/1, bulk order is placed on 9/15 and delivers to your student during the second week of October. 
Example 2 - you order on 9/16, bulk order is placed on 10/15 and delivers to your student during the second 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
Micro-fleece jackets for men and women

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 the students of Dowling Catholic as the proceeds stay here at Dowling Catholic. 

What hours is the store open?

We are open 9 am – 1 pm Monday through Thursday and 9 am - 4pm on Friday, when school is in session. 


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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