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, class photographs are taken in the Honan Square (weather permitting). Graduates and their guests are then asked to proceed to the Aula Maxima, where a light reception takes place for ticketed guests.

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 college-registered home address 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 Leinn.

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. 

Your conferring day is one that you will remember for the rest of your life. Share your images and special moments with the world by using #UCCconferrings and follow @Conferrings and www.facebook.com/conferrings to see more pictures and announcements.


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