Graduation and Covid-19 Guidelines
Considering the recent changes to Covid-19 restrictions, all graduates and guests are not required to provide a Covid vaccination certificate or proof of immunity and photo ID upon arrival to The Convention Centre Dublin for the National College of Ireland Graduation. Mask wearing is no longer mandatory for all graduates and guests throughout the duration of the Graduation Ceremony. This is subject to change, in line with Government guidelines.
Please note that if you or your guests are displaying any Covid-19 symptoms or are feeling unwell leading up to the Graduation, we would ask that you do not attend the ceremony.
Share your graduation day, give someone a special mention, or share what you are thankful for on social media.
Friends and family members of graduands can send their congratulations and well wishes by tagging @NCIRL and including #NCIGrad2023 in your posts on social media.
Lafayette Photography is the official photographer authorised to take photographs on the day of graduation. It is strongly advised to pre-book your photography online as early as possible. Online booking will close at midday the day before your graduation. We advise all graduates to pre-book your photography which you can do closer to the time. You can book your photography here.
Please note that all photography booked with Lafayette must be booked prior to the commencement of your ceremony. Graduates will not be able to access the photography area after your ceremony has finished.
Lafayette Photography will send your order receipt via email and you can present the QR code to Lafayette Photography staff on the day of your graduation.
Lafayette Photography is the official certificate framing provider for National College of Ireland. The certificate frames may be booked online by visiting their frame shop.
Phelan Conan is the official provider for all NCI graduation gowns.
You will be able to collect your cap and gown on the day of your Graduation Ceremony in the Convention Centre, but we do encourage to collect your gown in advance of the day of your Graduation Ceremony. All gowns must be returned to the Gown Return stand at the Convention Centre on the day.
You can collect your gown in either Room 1.02 or 1.03 at NCI Campus on Saturday 11th November between 10am-1pm.
Not attending the NCI Graduation?
If you will not be joining us on the Graduation day, you can collect your parchment from NCI at the below dates and times:
- Wednesday 22nd November (main atrium): 10am – 12pm, 1.30pm - 4pm, 5pm – 6pm
- Thursday 23rd November (student services desk): 10am – 12pm, 2pm – 4pm
- Friday 24th November (student services desk): 10am – 12pm, 2pm – 4pm
The Graduation Ball
We are excited to invite you to the Graduation Ball for the 2023 class at National College of Ireland. This event will be a wonderful opportunity for us to celebrate our achievements together and enjoy one last memorable evening before we embark on our next adventures.
The Graduation Ball will take place on November 17th at Clontarf Castle and tickets for this event are limited.
You will be treated to the full red-carpet experience beginning with a prosecco reception, professional photographer and music on arrival. The evening will include a delicious 3 course meal, live music, and dancing, as well as a few surprises that we have planned! Dress code is formal attire, so please come dressed to impress!
Tickets for the Graduation Ball are €70.
Whilst there will be free seating on the evening we are delighted to offer those who would like to get together and organise a table of between 8-10 to email email@example.com
We look forward to seeing you at the Graduation Ball. You can purchase your tickets here.