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Information for Students

The official robemakers for UCD are Phelan Conan Ltd.  Graduands may pre-book their robes using their online booking service on their website.  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.

You can also see what robes you will be wearing according to your qualification below.

Information For Faculty

UCD faculty wishing to pre-book academic robes for a conferring ceremony should complete the booking form, available at the link below, and return it to operations@phelanconan.com.

Staff Robe Hire Form

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Bachelors Degree

Plain black, full-length gown with open sleeves

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

Black mortar-board (optional)

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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)

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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

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Higher Doctorate Degree

St Patricks blue gown with Saffron and Celtic Blue bell-shaped 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 

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Certificate

Plain black, full-length gown with open sleeves

St Patrick's Blue CNAA shaped hood

Black mortar-board (optional)

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Diploma and University Diploma

Plain black, full-length gown with open sleeves

St Patrick's Blue CNAA shaped hood and Celtic Blue lining

Black mortar-board (optional)

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Professional Certificate, Professional Diploma and Higher Diploma

Plain black, full-length gown with open sleeves

St Patrick's Blue CNAA shaped hood and Celtic Blue trim

Black mortar-board (optional)

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Graduate Certificate

Plain black, full-length gown with open sleeves

St Patrick's Blue CNAA shaped hood and Saffron trim

Black mortar-board (optional)

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Graduate Diploma

Plain black, full-length gown with open sleeves

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

Black mortar-board (optional)

For the convenience of UCD students, the University has competitively tendered for the provision of academic gowns. Students may choose to use gowns from alternative suppliers. Please ensure that you obtain the correct gown for your qualification.

Contact UCD Conferring Unit

Room 223, Tierney Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4.
T: +353 1 716 1667/1392 | E: conferring@ucd.ie