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 while your name will appear within the broadcast 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 no later than Friday 23rd October - a specific link for photo submission has been sent to you via email.

A link to the conferring ceremony webcast will be sent to you in a separate e-mail in advance of your ceremony, and the film will remain on the channel for a time thereafter so that you can share this widely during and after the event.  We encourage you to join the live webcast with family and friends and celebrate your achievement.


Gown Hire and Photography for your Virtual Conferring Ceremony

We have made special arrangements with our suppliers for gown hire and photography for your virtual conferring ceremony and you can avail of their services as follows:

  • McGinley Academic Dress Hire are available to supply the appropriate academicals (gown, hat and hood) for your virtual conferring ceremony at a cost of €55 (payable on-line with booking) to any address within the Republic of Ireland. Please note McGinley can only deliver to an address in the Republic of Ireland. Academicals will be delivered by An Post to the address that you supply with your order. Deliveries should arrive a couple of days before your virtual conferring date. This will include a prepaid e-commerce bag. You must return this within 2 days of your virtual ceremony being completed to avoid any surcharges. To guarantee delivery on time all bookings must be submitted online by Monday 9th November 2020 at 5pm. To place your order, visit: https://www.mcginleygowns.ie/graduaterobehire


  • Lafayette Photography are delighted to be able to offer graduation photography to the UCC class of 2020. They will be setting up a studio just 20 minutes south of Cork City with a choice of backdrops, including the President’s Door. They also offer a Dublin Studio if this is more convenient. All bookings are strictly by timed appointment. To make your booking, please complete the online enquiry form https://www.lafayette.ie/portrait/book, advising your preferred date and time. Alternatively you can call 021 453 6197 and speak to their customer service team.


Receiving Your Parchment

Your parchment will be sent to your permanent home address in October by post.


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