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Academic Dress for Conferring Ceremonies




Bachelors Degree


Plain black, full-length gown with bell shaped sleeves

St Patrick's Blue CNAA shaped hood, Saffron lining and Celtic Blue trim

Black mortar-board (optional)

 UCD Bachelors Robe  

Masters Degree


Plain black, full-length gown with closed sleeves

St Patrick's Blue London full shaped hood and neckband, Celtic Blue lining and Saffron trim

Black mortar-board (optional)

  UCD Masters Robe 

Doctor of Philosophy Degree


St Patricks blue gown with closed sleeves with Saffron facings and Celtic Blue trim

Saffron London full shaped hood and neckband, Celtic Blue lining and St Patrick's Blue trim

Black velvet doctoral bonnet with gold cord and tassel

  UCD PhD Robe 


The official robemakers for UCD are Phelan Conan Ltd. Graduands may pre-book their robes using their on-line booking service at Cost of robe hire is €45 when pre-booked or €50 on the day. The pre-booking service opens approximately 2 to 3 weeks before the date of the ceremony.


In the interests and for the convenience of UCD students, the University has competitively tendered interested gown suppliers for the provision of academic gowns and related services to its students and faculty to ensure the highest standards of service are available for our conferrings.  The University does not require students use this service and students may choose to use gowns from alternative providers.  Please ensure that you obtain the correct gown from your supplier.



Information for staff

UCD staff wishing to pre-book academic robes for use at a conferring ceremony should complete the staff robe booking form, available at the link below, and return it to

 Staff Robe Hire Form