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Frequently Asked Questions

When will I receive the conferring information pack?

E-mails will be sent to all students due to confer approximately two/three weeks prior to the conferring date. This email will contain a link to SIS Web which you must follow in order to confirm your attendance at the ceremony and in order to generate and download your conferring pack which contains an information letter, tickets for your guests, car pass etc.

You must download and print your conferring pack.

Can I request additional guest tickets?

Every graduand will receive invitations to bring two guests to the conferring ceremony. Depending on the number of graduands expected to attend the conferring ceremonies, additional tickets may be available. Requests for additional tickets may be made in writing to the Conferring Unit, or by using the on-line form. Please note that telephone requests for additional tickets will not be processed. Additional tickets will be issued shortly before a conferring on a "first-come, first-served" basis. Requests for additional tickets does not guarantee success.
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How Long Does The Ceremony Last?


Conferring ceremonies last for approximately one hour.
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Can I postpone my conferring?

No. It is not possible to postpone one's conferring. All degrees must be conferred at the conferring ceremony designated for the degree immediately following the passing of the degree examination.
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What happens if I cannot attend my conferring?

If a graduand is unable to attend his/her conferring ceremony, the degree will be conferred in absentia. The degree testimonium is then posted to the graduate in the weeks following the ceremony. When a graduand knows that they are unable to attend their conferring ceremony, they should complete the on-line in absentia form.
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Is there access for people with special needs?

Yes. O'Reilly Hall and the other University buildings are accessible by wheelchair. If a graduand, or a guest, has special needs please do not hesitate to contact the Conferring Unit so we may ensure your comfort and enjoyment of the ceremony.
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Is there a photography/framing service on campus?

The official commercial photographers and framers for University College Dublin are Lafayette Photography Ltd. 1st Floor, Graduation House, 44 Fashion City, Ballymount, Dublin 24. Lafayette Photography will have indoor studios on campus, on the day of the conferrings. A brochure for Lafayette Photographers will be included in the information pack sent to graduands prior to conferring. Photographs and frames may be booked in advance by post or on-line at

Please note that freelance photographers on the grounds of the campus are not agents of the college. Do not use any of the unofficial photographers who may be on campus. Each year, some graduates complain of non-delivery of photographs or of poor-quality work by these photographers.
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What are the car parking arrangements?

Those attending conferring ceremonies should enter the campus through the main Stillorgan gate. A limited number of parking spaces for vehicles will be available in Car Park 2, which is adjacent to O'Reilly Hall. The entry to the car park is strictly by car pass only (one car pass per graduand)

Graduands and their guests may be directed by Traffic Stewards to the visitors Pay and Display area. The charge in the Pay and Display area is 50 cent per hour. For further details please contact the website:
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How do I stay connected to UCD?

We would like to invite you to stay in touch with us and to connect with your fellow alumni through the UCD Alumni Network, a new online platform which will allow UCD alumni to stay connected with classmates, get connected with UCD graduates across the globe, and expand professional networks.   UCD Alumni Relations has a global network of over 235,000 alumni in over 165 countries - as you start to make your mark on the world, stay in touch with us and let us know how you are getting on.

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