Graduation

Academic Dress

Academic Dress Code for Ceremonies

The academic dress of the various degrees is prescribed in the Statutes, and College Calendar.

  • Men must wear dinner jackets or full evening wear (tuxedo), white shirt, black or white bow tie (military dress excepted), hood, and gown. Cap is optional. Clerical graduands may wear black suits with a clerical shirt that is either black or grey.
  • Women must wear black, or white, or a combination of both (military excepted), hood, and gown. Cap is optional. Clerical graduands may wear black and/or white with a clerical shirt that is either black or grey.
  • All candidates must wear the gown and hood of the degree they are qualified to receive; the wearing of caps is optional. Candidates receiving more than one degree, wear the gown and hood of the senior degree. Advice on seniority of degrees may be obtained from the Academic Registry.
  • Candidates wishing to independently source their academic gown and hood must apply in writing to graduation@tcd.ie.  Confirmation must be provided that the proposed gown and hood meets the University’s requirements. On the day of your graduation ceremony, candidates that have sourced their academic gown and hood independently must agree to present the proposed gown and hood for inspection and compliance with the strict academic dress code.
  • Casual attire, jeans, trainers, etc., are not permitted.

Note: candidates who do not adhere to the above dress code or whose academic dress is deemed to be unsuitable may be denied permission to proceed with conferral on the day.

Academic Dress Hire:

Armstrong & Oxford will be located in the Atrium between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm on the day of your ceremony.  At least one hour should be allowed for the process of collection of your academic gown and hood.

On-line pre-booking is strongly advised to reduce queuing on the day.  Queries regarding the hiring and payment of your gown and hood should be addressed to Armstrong & Oxford by telephoning +353.1.4295736 or emailing info@armstrongandoxford.com.

 

Diploma/Certificate Ceremonies

All candidates must adhere to the following dress code:

  • Men: should wear a dark suit. For Diploma awards, a gown, and epitogue are also required; for certificate awards, the wearing of a gown is optional.
  • Women: should wear black or white, or a combination of both. For Diploma awards, a gown, and epitogue are also required; for certificate awards, the wearing of a gown is optional.

Candidates wishing to independently source academic gown and epitogue must apply in writing to graduation@tcd.ie.  Confirmation must be provided that the proposed gown meets the University’s requirements. On the day of your graduation ceremony, candidates that have sourced their academic gown and epitogue independently must agree to present the proposed gown and epitogue for inspection and compliance with the strict academic dress code for graduation.

Note: candidates who do not adhere to the above dress code or whose academic dress is deemed to be unsuitable may be denied permission to proceed with conferral on the day.

Academic Dress Hire:

Armstrong & Oxford will be located in the Atrium between 8.30 am and 6.30 pm on the day of your ceremony.  At least one hour should be allowed for the process of collection of your academic gown and epitogue.

On-line pre-booking is strongly advised to reduce queuing on the day.  Queries regarding the hiring and payment of your gown and epitogue should be addressed to Armstrong & Oxford by telephoning +353.1.4295736 or emailing info@armstrongandoxford.com.