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Your Graduation

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

Conferring ceremonies are joyous occasions when the entire DkIT community comes together to honour its new graduates. The conferring of awards is a very special ceremony for you, your family and friends, and for the academic staff of DkIT who have guided you over the last number of years. We would like to congratulate you on this fantastic achievement and wish you every success in the future.


  • Conferring Ceremonies will take place on the DkIT campus from Wednesday 30th October to Friday 1st November 2019. See specific details on conferring schedules further below on this page.
  • A notification letter regarding conferring will be sent to your mailing address (address on the Banner student management system). If you have not received this letter please email the Awards Office at
  • Information on this page is subject to change. Please keep referring back to this page for the latest updates on Conferring 2019.

Schedule of Ceremonies

Dundalk Institute of Technology Conferring Ceremonies 2019 will take place on Wednesday 30th October, Thursday 31st October and Friday 1st November 2019 at the DkIT campus. 

Date of Ceremony  Academic Schools Schedules

Wednesday 30th October 2019

School of Business and Humanities

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Thursday 31st October 2019 

School of Informatics & Creative Arts and School of Engineering

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Friday 1st November 2019

School of Health & Science

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Each ceremony will take place on the DkIT campus.
 If you or one of your guests requires assistance, please let us know in advance how we may assist you by emailing awards@dkit.iePlease ensure you read and check the date, day and time that you are graduating and plan ahead to allow for the ordering of your Graduation Robe, organisation of photography and seating of guests. 

Can't attend the ceremony?

If you are unable to attend the ceremony, your parchment will be awarded to you in absentia. You can confirm your non-attendance by completing our online form.

Complete Non-Attendance Form

Booking Your Robes

The academic gown is part of the formal proceedings of the conferring ceremony and is a requirement for all graduands. Academic robes must be pre-booked on-line using a credit or debit card from the Institute’s robemakers, Armstrong and Oxford.

How to Book Your Robes

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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Restaurants Offering Graduation Bookings

Check out the list of restaurants and cafes in the Dundalk area that are offering bookings for DkIT graduands. Early booking is advisable.

See the restaurants

Ceremony Venue

Each ceremony will take place at the DkIT. Further details will be provided at a later date.

DkIT Graduation Invitations

Guest Invitations

Admission to your conferring ceremony is strictly by ticket only (guest invitations). As a graduand you will be able to request 2 guest invitations when you book your academic robe. You can collect these on the day of your conferring when you pick up your robe. Guest invitation(s) will be required for admittance into the conferring hall.

Already Graduated?

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

Request Parchments and Transcripts

Graduation Photographs


Lafayette Photography is the official photographers for DkIT and have been authorised to take graduation photographs on the day of graduation. Photography will be located in a convenient location on campus.

It is advisable to pre-book your photography online at Here you can activate your online account and view packages and prices.


Read some of the frequently asked questions for students regarding Conferring. If your question is not answered here, please do not hesitate to contact the Conferring Office by email at

Please remember that in order to graduate all outstanding fees and fines must be paid in full.

We are updating our Graduation FAQ's. Please check back soon for updated information.

Library Team

Library Team

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation and we wish you every success in the future. We hope that your experience of the Library was a positive one and we would like to take this opportunity to offer you 1 year’s free membership. If you wish to avail of this offer please email


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. 

Have A Question About Conferring?

  • Sandra O'Reilly
  • DkIT Awards Office

Privacy notice to all students and guests: All students and guests attending graduation ceremonies should be aware that photographs/videos will be taken at the ceremony and there will be official photographers on campus taking photos/videos on both graduation days. As part of accepting the invitation to attend the graduation ceremony and agreeing to the terms and conditions of graduation, you are agreeing to the possibility that you will be photographed/videoed. These photographs/videos may be used for the DkIT website, the DkIT social channels and for other promotional materials. Students who do not wish to be photographed or videoed have the option to graduate in absentia.