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

You must pay all outstanding fees in full and pass all exams to be eligible to graduate on 28 May 2021.

Gown hire

McGinley Academic Dress Hire are open for business if you require your appropriate Gown, Hat and Hood for your virtual conferring or for a photograph please read below. They are open online bookings now!

  • Service: Academicals will be delivered by An Post to any Republic of Ireland address that you have provided to us online. Deliveries should arrive a couple of days before your virtual graduation date. This will include a prepaid e-commerce bag for returning to any Post Office in Ireland. Please return in the e-commerce bag provided within 2 days of your virtual ceremony being completed to avoid any surcharges. Also please retain your receipt and tracking number from An Post as proof of return to us.
  • Cost: €55, payable online when booking
  • Deadline: 5pm Tuesday 18 May 2021. All booking lines will then be closed and all Academicals will be posted Thursday 20th of May 2021.
  • Website: https://www.mcginleygowns.ie/graduaterobehire

Official graduation photographs

Due to current level five pandemic restrictions, we cannot provide arrangements for official photography. 

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

Your parchment will be distributed to you via DHL on Friday 28 May 2021.

Please ensure all of your personal details are up-to-date on your student record, particularly your permanent home address (including Eircode, postcode or ZIP Code) and mobile telephone number (including country code), as DHL require these for delivery. In order for DHL to process the delivery, the mobile telephone country code must be match the country in your address.

Your parchment cannot be delivered unless our courier has full and correct contact information.

To check and update your address login to My Student Admin. Select "Personal Details" and "Address Validation" to update, if required. 

Please ensure that your details are updated no later than Friday 23 April 2021.

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, 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