Graduation 2024

NCAD Graduation 2024

The NCAD Graduation Ceremonies are due to be held on Friday 29th November 2024

in O'Reilly Hall, UCD.


There will be 2 ceremonies on the day, 11am and 2pm. (Each ceremony will last approx 1.5 hours)

The breakdown of ceremonies will be made available and communicated closer to this time.


We will email all graduating students directly with full details of the day and instructions for confirming your attendance, booking robes etc.

In the meantime if you have any queries at all in relation to the upcoming graduation feel free to contact us at

We very much look forward to celebrating your achievements with you on the day.

All graduates must pre-book robes with the official robe-makers, Phelan Conan Ltd before midnight Tuesday 28th November 2023.

Robes may be pre-booked on line at

The pre-paid hire fee is €45 or Pay on the day hire fee is €50

(The pay on the day hire fee can be made by scanning our QR code on the day,  Cash will not be accepted)

Due to the implementation of a personal 3D secure password during the credit card payment process on  Phelan Conan Ltd staff are no longer able to take bookings over the phone. This has been created to protect your online payments and if you don’t already have a 3D secure password you can activate it by following the simple instructions during the booking process.  If you experience any further problems with 3D secure process, please contact your bank.

Robes can be collected in O’Reilly Hall on the day of your ceremony at the below times:

  • From 9am Friday 1st December for those attending the 11am ceremony
  • From 11.30am Friday 1st December for those attending the 3pm ceremony

All gowns must be returned to Phelan Conan as soon as possible after the conclusion of the ceremony

Lafayette Photographers will be located on the UCD campus, in the O’Reilly, on the 1st December 2023 to take professional individual and family portraits.

Please visit their website to pre-book now. Pre-booking is highly recommended for your photography session.

Photography will be open from 09:00am on the day and the studios close approximately 90 minutes after the last ceremony concludes.

*Please note that any other photographers who may be at the 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.