Everything you need to know

Your virtual conferring ceremony

The conferring ceremony, which has been pre-recorded, will take approximately 45-60 minutes. During the ceremony, the President, Head of College and a guest speaker will address you and your classmates, while your name will appear during the broadcast ceremony to mark your graduation.

In order to personalise your special day we would like to include your photo as part of the ceremony and request that you submit your photo. A specific link for photo submission will be sent to you via email.

A link to your specific conferring ceremony will be sent to you in a separate e-mail in advance of your ceremony. The film will remain available for a time so that you can share this widely during and after the event.  We encourage you to join the webcast at the scheduled time with family and friends to celebrate your achievement. A special message wall will be live during the ceremony for people to wish you and your classmates well. 

Your Eligibility

Any outstanding fees must be paid in full by 5pm on Friday, 29 January 2021 to be eligible for graduation in March.

Gown hire

Due to current level five pandemic restrictions, we cannot confirm arrangements for gown hire. We will provide updates in February.

Official graduation photographs

Due to current level five pandemic restrictions, we cannot confirm arrangements for official photography, but we will provide updates on this in February. 

No Access to Campus for Photography

UCC are unable to accommodate requests from graduands to access campus for the purposes of graduation photography during level five restrictions. 

Receiving your parchment

Parchments will be sent by post so please ensure your postal address is up-to-date, including your eircode. To check and update your address log in to https://mystudentadmin.ucc.ie/. Select "Personal Details" and "Address Validation" to update this if required.  

On-Campus Graduation later in 2021

We know how important being able to physically be on campus to mark your graduation is to you. But we are all aware of the restrictions that the pandemic response has imposed on us. However UCC is committed to giving you the opportunity to celebrate with family and friends at an on campus graduation in summer 2021, once it is safe to do so and subject to public health guidelines. We will keep you informed.


Bronnadh Céimeanna

Eligibility Queries (Exam Results & Records): Student Records & Examinations Office, sreo@ucc.ie, (021) 4902422 - Graduate Studies Office: GraduateStudies@ucc.ie Fees Queries: Fees Office, fees@ucc.ie, (021) 4902365 Events Queries: Marketing & Communications, conferrings@ucc.ie (021) 4902202