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Frequently Asked Questions

Your graduation date depends on when you receive your final results and when students in your College will be graduating. Once you receive your final results, please check the conferring schedule to see when your degree will be conferred.

Emails 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 SISWeb 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.

Every graduand will receive invitations to bring two guests to the conferring ceremony. If you have extra guests, they will be able to watch the ceremony via live stream in the University Club beside O'Reilly Hall. 

Your degree is written in Latin.  If you require an English Translation, please contact the
National University of Ireland (NUI).

49 Merrion Square
Dublin 2
D02 V583

Telephone Number - +353 (1) 439 2424.
Email Address - certs@nui.ie.
Website - http://www.nui.ie/services/document-services.asp.

Please note that the charge for this service is €50.

Conferring ceremonies last for approximately 60 - 90 minutes.

No, it is not possible to postpone your conferring. All degrees must be conferred at the conferring ceremony designated for the degree immediately following the passing of the degree examination.

If you cannot attend your conferring ceremony, your degree will be conferred in absentia. The degree testimonium will be posted to you in the weeks following the ceremony. You can find out more information on graduating in absentia here.

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 UCD Conferring so we may ensure your comfort and enjoyment of the ceremony.

The official commercial photographers and framers for University College Dublin are Lafayette Photography Ltd. They are located on the 1st Floor of the 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, it is also below. Photographs and frames may be booked in advance by post or on their website

Lafayette Photography Brochure

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.

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 N2, 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 UCD Estates.

After you graduate, stay in touch with UCD and your fellow alumni through the UCD Alumni Network, our newly-launched online platform. This cutting-edge technology allows UCD alumni to connect with classmates, link up with UCD graduates across the globe, meet a mentor, discover jobs exclusive to UCD graduates, and expand professional networks. No matter where go in the world from here, get connected and stay connected with the UCD community!

If you still have questions, please contact conferring@ucd.ie, and we will be happy to help you. 

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Ground Floor - Open Plan, Tierney Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

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