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One of your best days as a student is the day you graduate, and the Academic Registry is proud to be the main co-ordinator of graduation ceremonies. All eligible undergraduate and postgraduate taught students will be invited to register through their my.tcd.ie inbox. All other students will be required to submit a Notice of Candidature pack to the Academic Registry, by email, post, or to our Service Desk.
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  • Closing dates for application and acceptance of invitations

    Autumn 2018: Friday, August 24, 2018
    Winter 2018: Friday, September 21, 2018
    Spring 2019:  Friday, January 25, 2019
    Summer 2019, Friday, February 15, 2019

    Academic dress hire

    Academical dress may be collected / returned to Armstrong and Oxford, located in the Atrium, two hours prior to and two hours after the ceremony. At least one hour should be allowed for the collection of your academicals.

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

    Degree ceremonies dress code

    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 accepted), 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 accepted), 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.

    Diploma/Certificate ceremonies dress code

    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.

    Tickets

    A ticket for two guests will be issued by post at least one week prior to the ceremony. Tickets for overseas candidates will not be posted but may be collected from the Atrium when collecting your gown. Candidates seeking additional tickets are advised that their additional guests may queue to be admitted to the Public Theatre once ticketed guests have been seated. However admission cannot be guaranteed and will be strictly on a first come first served basis.

    Children are welcome to attend the ceremony as invited guests i.e. a ticket holder. However to avoid disturbance to other guests we kindly ask that children be taken out of the PublicTheatre should they become restless or distressed. in the interest of safety prams / buggies will not be permitted in the PublicTheatre.

    Upon tolling of the bell guests should enter the Public Theatre by the main door.

    Photography

    The University has contracted with Lafayette Photogrpahy to provide a service to graduates for the commencement ceremonies and will be located in the Atrium. They will be wearing easily identifiable badges. To avoid disappointment, you are strongly advised to deal only with the accredited photographers.

    It is recommended that class representatives book class photos in advance at info@armstrongandoxford.ie. Lafayette can be contacted at +353 1 4295740

    Parking

    Parking is not available on campus, Guests with impaired mobility are advised to contact Estates and Facilities via estatesand facilities@tcd.ie.