School of Medicine Conferring Ceremony

  • Date: 26 May 2023
  • Time: 14:00 - 19:00
  • Category: Alumni,  Conferrings 
  • Location: The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay, North Wall, Dublin 1, D01 T1W6

The RCSI School of Medicine Conferring Ceremony will take place on Friday, 26 May 2023 in The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD).


14.00 Registration and gown collection The Forum
14.00 Conferring photographer The Forum
16.00 School of Medicine Conferring Ceremony The Auditorium
18.15/18.30 School of Medicine class photograph The Auditorium
18.45 Conferring Reception Balcony 3, 4
  Gown returns The Forum

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 outside the Desmond Auditorium, Level -1, 26 York Street on Thursday 25th May between 10am and 2pm. If not collected on this date they can also be collected on the day from 2pm in the Forum, Convention Centre Dublin.

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 School of Medicine 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.


Each attending graduand will automatically be allocated four guest tickets each. Graduands do not require a ticket. Tickets will be provided at registration when you arrive to The Convention Centre Dublin. Graduands will be assigned a seat number which will signify the order in which you will be called forward to receive your parchment.

Please note: You will be called in alphabetical order by last name (not in order of exam result).

You may request to be included on the waiting list for up to two additional guest tickets, while completing the online registration form.

Please note: This is a request only. Additional tickets will not be confirmed until all graduands have confirmed their attendance. 

Order of proceedings

Graduands are invited to register two hours 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 4pm (Irish Standard Time).


For queries, please contact conferrings@rcsi.ie.

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