Conferring Ceremony 2020

Dear Graduand,

We warmly congratulate you on successfully completing your programme of study at Institute of Technology Carlow. Your achievement is all the more significant given the exceptional circumstances that have prevailed since March.

Normally we would be looking forward to celebrating your achievements in person with your family, friends, fellow classmates and faculty. Regretfully, this is not possible this year because of the ongoing public health crisis. However, we still plan on marking your achievement in two ways.

Firstly, your conferring ceremony will be held online on the scheduled dates and times. Please see below for this schedule. We will put up links to each ceremony in due course and you are welcome to share this link with family and friends. If you cannot make the scheduled time, a recording of the ceremony will be available through our website when the ceremony concludes.

Secondly, when the public health situation allows, we will invite you back on campus for a celebratory event to mark your achievements with your classmates.

A conferring booklet will be available on the day of your conferring for you to view and to download. A printed conferring booklet will be posted to you as a keepsake once all conferring ceremonies have taken place.

You will receive your parchment through the post in the weeks after your conferring ceremony. We will post your parchment to the address we have on file for you. However, if you need to update this address then don’t delay in emailing This email must come from your student email account i.e.

We congratulate you once again on your considerable achievement, we hope you enjoy the online ceremony with your family and friends and we look forward to meeting with you in-person soon and when the circumstances allow.

Our best wishes to you and your family.

Yours sincerely,

Dr. Patricia Mulcahy                          Thomas Drury

President                                            President Students Union

Date AM PM
Wednesday 4th November Engineering
Extended Campus - 10am
Science and Health
Computing - 2pm
Thursday 5th November Defence Forces - 11am  
Friday 6th November Business
Sports Media Marketing - 10am 
Humanities - 2pm
Tuesday 10th November Wexford Full Time and Wexford Lifelong Learning - 10am   
Friday 13th November Lifelong Learning - Ceremonies at 10am, 2pm and 5pm.
Carlow and Off-Campus. See pdf below for further detail
Saturday 14th November  Lifelong Learning – Wicklow Campus – 10am   

If you are conferring in November 2020 you will receive a confirmation email from the Exams Office on either Wednesday October 21st or Thursday October 22nd 2020

Ceremony Times

Faculty of Engineering Students – double check your Conferring date and time here

Faculty of Science Students – double check your Conferring date and time here

Faculty of Business and Humanities Students – double check your Conferring date and time here

Wexford Campus Students – double check your Conferring date and time here

Lifelong Learning Students – double check your Conferring date and time here

Defence Forces Students – double check your Conferring date and time here


Gown Booking

Armstrong and Oxford have adapted their online booking service to allow students to hire the correct academic dress for their award to wear at home at the same time as their peers.

The cost of gown hire is €38.00. The cost includes return postage (there will be a label included with the gown that you use for sending it back). The breakdown of cost is €28.00 for the gown hire and €10.00 for the return postage. Armstrong and Oxford use An Post courier service so the packages are signed for and can be traced on their way to you.

To book just go to their website, select your Institute, Faculty, ceremony and award. All gowns are posted out in advance of your ceremony date to ensure that you have received them in time for your virtual graduation and you can keep them for 3 days post the ceremony date. You return them in the prepaid return post bag provided.

Please note - you must order your gown no later than 7 days before your Conferring ceremony to ensure on-time delivery.

Ceremony date Deadline for ordering gown
Wednesday November 4th Wednesday 28th October 2020
Thursday November 5th Wednesday 28th October 2020
Friday November 6th Wednesday 28th October 2020
Tuesday November 10th  Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Friday November 13th Tuesday 3rd November 2020
Saturday November 14th Tuesday 3rd November 2020

The gowning company will do their utmost to accommodate any booking requests after the deadline, however they cannot guarantee postal delivery.

Photography Booking

Lafayette Photography can provide a professional and framing service in their studios in Ballymount in Dublin. You can request a booking online at and Lafayette will call you back to organise a time and date with you. If you wish, Lafayette can arrange to have your gown in the studio for you instead of having it posted out to you.

Book Your Photography

If you have any queries on any of the detail regarding Conferring, please email your query to