Higher Degree Conferring Ceremony

  • Date: 30 May 2023
  • Time: 10:30 - 14:00
  • Category: Alumni,  Conferrings 
  • Location: RCSI, Dublin 123 St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2

The Higher Degree Conferring Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, 30 May 2023 in RCSI.


10.30 Registration and gown collection Tutorial Room 1-3
10.30 Conferring photographer Tutorial Room 1-3
12.00 Higher Degree Conferring Ceremony Exam Hall
13.00/13.15 Group photographs Exam Hall
13.15 Conferring Reception College Hall and Boardroom
  Gown returns Tutorial Room 1-3

Academic dress

All graduates must pre-book robes with the official robe-makers, Phelan Conan Limited. Robes may be pre-booked online at phelanconan.com. The pre-paid hire fee is €45 or pay on the day hire fee is €50.

Due to the implementation of a personal 3D secure password during the credit card payment process online, 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 from Tutorial Room 1-3, RCSI on Thursday 25, May between 10am and 2pm. If not collected on this date they can also be collected on your conferring day from 10.30am in Tutorial Room 1-3, RCSI.

Cash will not be accepted. All gowns must be returned to Phelan Conan as soon as possible after the conclusion of the ceremony.


Lafayette Photographers will be located on site throughout the Higher Degree Conferrings to take professional individual and family portraits. Please visit their website to pre-book now. Pre-booking is highly recommended for your photography session.

Order of proceedings

Graduands are invited to register 1 hour 30 minutes prior to their Conferring Ceremony.

At registration graduands will be provided with a seat number which signifies the order in which they will be called to the platform to receive their parchments. It is extremely important that graduands sit in the correct allocated seat to ensure they receive the correct parchment.

Graduands and guests are asked to take their seats no later than 30 minutes prior to the ceremony commences.

Live stream

A live stream of the event will be available for friends and family to watch around the world. The stream will be available on the RCSI website and will begin at 12pm (Irish Standard Time). The ceremony will be available to watch back on YouTube two weeks following your conferring date.


For queries, please contact conferrings@rcsi.ie.

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