Graduation 2020

The NCAD Conferring Ceremony 2020

It is with sadness that NCAD has taken the decision to cancel the NCAD Conferring Ceremony due to take place on Monday, 16 November 2020.  This was not a decision that was taken lightly.  These are exceptional times and the safety of our community must remain our priority.

In order to avoid any delay in confirmation of your final award, eligible students will now be conferred and will graduate in absentia (not in person).

Degree parchments will be mailed to graduates in late November.  Please check that your postal details are up to date on your student record on MyNCAD or you can confirm your address by emailing your details to

Information on the hire of robes will be updated shortly.

Graduands must wear the appropriate robes on the day. The cost of hire of the robes is €45 and is payable directly to the robe-hire company, Phelan Conan.  Robes must be pre-booked online at or if you prefer to pay by bank draft or postal order please complete the booking form.

*Robes are collected at the Phelan Conan desk in O’Reilly Hall on the day of the ceremony.

Information on photography will be updated shortly.

Lafayette Photography are the official graduation photographers and framers for NCAD*. Indoor studios will be available on the day, both before and after the ceremony.  It is advisable to pre-book your photography online at through the “Graduation Photography” section.  Online bookings will close at midday the day before your graduation. Lafayette is open 2 hours prior to your ceremony and to avoid queues you can have your photograph taken beforehand.  You do not need your certificate for your photograph as a prop will be provided. A pricelist of services is available here

*Please note that any other photographers who may be at O’Reilly Hall on the day are not official agents of NCAD and we cannot accept any responsibility for arrangements entered into by graduands or their guests.