Your Graduation Day
Firstly, Congratulations on your achievement!
Thank you for confirming your participation in celebrating your achievement at this year’s Conferring Ceremony, together we hope to make the day both enjoyable and memorable.
Outlined below is some useful information and a brief schedule of the mornings events so you and your guests are well versed on what is happening and what steps you need to take on the day to ensure it runs smoothly for you.
BEFORE THE CEREMONY:
In advance of the date (6th December 2017) for your graduation ceremony, you will have booked your robes with our gowning company Armstrong & Oxford.
Academic Robes must be ordered at least three days in advance of the ceremony, this can be done online at: https://www.armstrongandoxford.com
ON THE DAY:
Arrive at your assigned registration time for your programme. This is important as it ensure that you will have enough time to get your gown and take some photos before the ceremony starts.
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 be a charge for this service, which should be paid directly to Lafayette.
The College will also have a photographer on attendance on the day, these pictures will be available to view on the graduate network Facebook page a few days after the ceremony.
The Graduation Ceremony is a formal occasion and Graduands are requested to be smartly dressed. There is no strict dress code but we would 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 free seating area with other guests, Graduands will sit with their class based on the seat numbers provided.
The ceremony will take place in Radisson Blue Royal Hotel and should finish by 1.30pm, we require that all guests to remain in in their seats until the newly conferred graduates have left the room in a procession.
Keynote Speaker - Ted Walsh:
We are delighted to be welcoming Ted Walsh who will address graduates and guests following the formal conferring of graduates.Ted is an experienced Career Life and Business coach working with people who wish to progress their careers or make a career change works. Ted has also worked in Intel Ireland for over 7 years in a number of senior roles ranging from Product Development Engineering Manager to Agile Change Leader and Coach.
Student of the Year:
There will also be a number of Student of the Year awards announcements at the Graduation.
A special thanks to the Student of the Year Sponsors: Osborne Recruitment, O’Driscoll O’Neil and IPS
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.