Your Graduation

Schedules, Tips and Important Information about your Graduation from DkIT.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 UPDATE

Please note as per the most recent COVID-19 government guidelines (19th October 2021) there is now a requirement for an EU Digital COVID Certificate (COVID-19 pass, vaccine or recovery certificate) or a negative PCR test (within the 72 hours prior to the event) for indoor hospitality and events. This means that attendance by you and your guests is subject to presentation of one of the above which will be checked on the day. Unfortunately the Institute will not be able to admit graduands or guests who do not provide this required certification.

As we are all still living with COVID-19 the Institute requires all persons to wear face coverings, in the form of a mask, when indoors in Institute buildings.


Congratulations on your success in completing your programme of study at Dundalk Institute of Technology. We hope you found your study with us enjoyable, challenging and rewarding and that it will be beneficial to you in whatever you plan for the future.

To mark your achievement, we are delighted to announce a return to on-campus Conferring ceremonies on Wednesday 27th October, Thursday 28th October and Friday 29th October 2021. There will be a maximum of 100 graduands per ceremony and each graduand can invite a maximum of two guests to their ceremony. Ceremonies will also be broadcast live online on this website for those who cannot attend.

All graduands, staff and members of the public entering any building on campus must wear a face mask unless they are excused for medical reasons.

 

Watch Graduation 2021 Live

Booking Your Robes

All graduands must graduate in academic robes. Academic robes must be pre-booked on-line using a credit or debit card from the Institute’s robemakers, Armstrong and Oxford no later than 22nd of October.  

The cost per graduand is €33 online OR €35 on the day.   If you are graduating with a doctorate degree (PhD) the cost is €38 online OR €40 on the day.   All graduands are invited to wear caps.

You can book a robe using the following link: Academic Robes

Find out more about Academic Robes

Parchments

Hard copies of your conferring parchment will be presented to you during the conferring ceremony.

Further information will be provided here shortly.

Not attending Graduation?

Find out information about getting your qualification if you are not attending the Graduation ceremonies. Find out more.

 

Graduation Photographs

Photography

Lafayette Photography is the official photography/framing provider for DKIT graduation ceremonies.

These services will be located in MacAnna Theatre and available from 2 hours before your ceremony until 30 minutes before your ceremony.

 The studios will re-open after your ceremony.

For the best experience on graduation day, it is strongly advised to pre-book your photography online at www.lafayette.ie. Online bookings will close at midday the day before your graduation day.

Please note that all queries regarding photographs should be made directly to Lafayette.  

Conferring Ceremonies Archive

Visit the archive of previous conferring ceremonies at Dundalk Institute of Technology.

Visit Archive

Graduation Ball

Friday 29th of October.

Venue: Crowne Plaza Dundalk.

Ticket Sales: Tickets on sale the days of graduation beside gown hire

  • 1 ticket per student.
  • Tickets will be €20.
  • Live Music & DJ on the night.
  • Champagne reception and finger food.

 

Outstanding Fees/Fines/Library Books

In order for you to graduate all outstanding fees and fines up to the academic year 2020/2021 must be paid in full on or before 15th October 2021. To pay any outstanding fees please contact registration@dkit.ie.

Overdue library loans for the same period must also be returned by this date.

Return your loans via free postal return. Visit our website for more information.

Your Careers Team

We are here to support you through your transition from college to career! Recent Graduates are given the opportunity to use the Career Service for a full year after graduation, free of charge. This gives you access to the full spectrum of online and in-person resources to help you on your pathway to success!

Don't forget to register as a graduate on DkIT Careers Connect to keep up to date with all the latest news and events from DkIT. 

Already Graduated?

If you have previously graduated from DkIT and would like to request a replacement parchment or receive a copy of your transcripts then please take a look at this section.

Request Parchments and Transcripts

Car Parking

If you are arriving to the Institute by car, please enter the campus via the Dublin Road Entrance (see Campus Map), where you will be directed to available parking.

Campus Map

Stay In Touch

Join our Alumni Association and be part of a network of more than 20,000 DkIT graduates worldwide.

We'll keep you informed about DkIT events, news and opportunities that may be of interest to you as your progress in your career.

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Have A Question About Conferring?

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