Your Graduation Day
Firstly, Congratulations on your achievement!
Preparations are underway for IBAT College Dublin’s Annual Conferring Ceremony. We are looking forward to celebrating the achievements of our students.
Outlined below is some useful information to ensure your graduation is both enjoyable and memorable for you and your guests.
Before the Ceremony:
RSVPs must be received by Friday 19 October; if we don’t hear from you by then we will offer your place to another student.
In advance of the date for your graduation ceremony, you must book your robes with our gowning company Armstrong & Oxford.
Academic Robes must be ordered at least three days in advance of the ceremony. This should be done online at https://www.armstrongandoxford.com
On The Day:
Arrive at the hotel in plenty of time for registration to ensure you have enough time to get your gown and take some photos before the ceremony starts.
Registration (Very Important)
On arrival, you must register with IBAT College staff whom will have a desk in the lobby of the Hotel behind the main entrance. You will be given your seat number at registration. Please ensure you remember and note this designated number as this is the order in which you will be called to the stage, to line up and be seated with your peers.
Registration will take place from 8.30am–9.30am. Graduands who arrive later than 9.30am may not be permitted to register. Students who do not complete registration are presumed not to be in attendance and will not be called to collect their parchment.
When you have registered with IBAT staff and have received your number you will then collect your robes from the gowning company, Armstrong & Oxford, who will also be located in the hotel lobby.
Registration (Very Important):
Graduands need to register with IBAT College Dublin staff in the lobby of the Radisson Blue Royal Hotel by the main entrance. You will need to register and collect your seating number from IBAT College staff. Please ensure you keep and make note of your designated number as this is the order with which you will be required to line up and be seated with your class colleagues. When you have registered with the IBAT College staff and have received your number you will also collect your robes from the gowning company, Armstrong & Oxford, who will also be located in the hotel lobby.
Registration is scheduled from 8.30am - 9.30am, Graduands will need to arrive at the hotel for registration no later than 9.30am to ensure they have sufficient time for both registration and Academic Robing.
Students who do not complete registration are presumed not to be in attendance and will not be called to collect their parchment and instead will be conferred in absentia.
As there will be a significant number of students registering for the ceremony, we ask that you please be on time. The graduation team has significant duties to ensure that the ceremony runs smoothly so your co-operation in this regard is much appreciated to ensure everyone has a great evening!
Lafayette is the official photographers for the Ceremony and will have a number of studios set up on the day. These will be located on the first floor and can be found via the steps by the main entrance in the hotel lobby. If you would like to avail of this service you can pre-book your photography on-line at https://www.lafayette.ie Please note there is a charge for this service, which should be paid directly to Lafayette.
The College will also have a photographer in attendance on the day. These pictures will be available to view on the College’s social media pages in the days after the ceremony.
The Graduation Ceremony is a formal occasion and Graduands are requested to dress smartly. There is no strict dress code but we respectfully request that Graduands do not wear jeans and/or trainers.
It is customary for our Graduands to wear Academic Robing to receive their award. Our robing company Armstrong & Oxford will ensure that you are fitted for the robe you have ordered. Please be reminded that Academic robes should be returned to the Armstrong and Oxford.
Guests will sit in the unreserved seating area with other guests. IBAT staff will be on hand to direct them to the seating area. Graduands will sit with their class based on the seat numbers provided.
At the start of the ceremony, Graduands will process into the room followed by the Academic Procession. At the end of the ceremony we require that all guests remain in their seats until the newly conferred graduates have left the room in a procession.
Student of the Year:
There will also be a number of additional awards presented to acknowledge the achievements of some extraordinary students. The recipients of these awards have been noted not only for their academic performance, but also for their engagement, interaction and support with their fellow students, lecturers and IBAT staff.
These awards will be
• Undergraduate Student of the Year (sponsored by O’Driscoll ONeill Insurance)
• Postgraduate Student of the Year (sponsored by Osborne Recruitment)
• John Murtagh Memorial Student of the Year Award
A special thanks to the Student of the Year Sponsors: Osborne Recruitment and O’Driscoll O’Neil
There are a number of car parks located close to the Radisson Blu Royal Hotel. The hotel does provide parking but this is limited to 60 cars and can be quite expensive. Other car parks are within walking distance of the hotel; below is a link to a website which will provide you with a number of local carparks and prices.