On Your Conferring Day

You must arrive in your gown at the Devere Hall no later than 30 minutes before the ceremony begins. This is when the roll call begins. This is the order in which you will be seated and conferred. If you miss your name in the roll call, you will be seated separately from your classmates. The hall will be open to guests 40 minutes before the ceremony is due to begin.

McGinley's Academic Gown Hire will be stationed on campus on the day to facilitate the collection and return of academicals. Please note that queues should be antipicated on the day of your conferring - Please allow enough time to collect your gown before the roll call. Information relevant to your specific ceremony can be found here.

Yes, you may still attend your ceremony. Please come to the Devere Hall on the first floor of the Students' Centre, one hour before your ceremony is due to commence, and a member of our events team will be able to assist you.

The conferring ceremony will take approximately one hour. Following this, official class photographs are taken in the Honan Square (weather permitting). Graduates and guests are then invited to proceed to the Aula Maxima, where you can spend time with your class mates, enjoy some refreshment and avail of the opportunity to take photographs with your friends in the universities most prestigious venue.

If you have a friend / family member being conferred In Absentia on the same day as you, unfortunately, it is not possible for us to facilitate collection of the parchment. We will post the parchment to the graduate's permanent home address (provided to us before the ceremony), in the weeks following the conferring ceremony.

As conferring ceremonies are very special occasions in the university's calendar, they are streamed live on the university's website each day and recorded by the university's photographer and videographer. The university will seek to give advance notice of this whenever possible by, for example, making announcements and placing visible signs in the relevant area(s), so that those who do not want to participate can avoid being recorded and avoid the area(s) if they wish.

On the day, the conferring ceremony will also be streamed live in the upstairs bar and café of Áras na Mac Léinn.

Conferring ceremonies will also be available to watch back two-three days after your ceremony and for up to two years on the UCC website. Just follow this link to find your ceremony. 

Conferring days at UCC are special occasions that the university celebrates with new graduates, their family and friends. 

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