Your Graduation Day
We pride ourselves in the fact that approximately 4,500 students will graduate from DIT this Year. We understand the amount of work you have put in to get this far and so we would like to make the day as enjoyable and memorable for you as we can. In order to do this we have outlined the schedule of events for the day so you are well versed on what is happening and what steps you need to take on the day to ensure it runs smoothly for you.
What is fundamental to the day is that you follow the four step checklist outlined below, this will ensure things so run smoothly enjoyable and memorable.
Ceremony date: Spring Graduation, 25th February 2017
4 Step Check List for your Graduations Day
Please ensure you complete step 2 before moving onto step 3.
1. Arrive at your assigned time as outlined in the graduation schedule for your programme - Graduation Times by Programme, February 25th 2017
2. Sign in on the attendance sheet and collect your tickets/seat numbers from DIT Staff in the Couryard Area (DIT Aungier Street)
3. Go to the Basement DIT Aungier Street and collect your robes from Armstrong & Oxford.
4. Go to St Patricks Cathedral and be seated at least 30 minutes before the ceremony is due to start.
Students who do not complete step two of the check list and sign the attendance sheet with the DIT graduations team 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 each ceremony, we ask that you please be on time. The graduations team have significant administrative duties to fulfil for each ceremony to ensure it runs smoothly.
A lot of this work can only be completed in the short time after registration closes, so regretfully we cannot facilitate late students.
The Graduation Ceremony is a formal occasion and Graduands are required to be suitably dressed.
Suits, or Trousers, shirt and Tie are appropriate
Ladies are required to wear neat and appropriate dress
It is customary for our Graduands to wear Academic Robing to receive their award. Our robing company Armstrong & Oxford will be in the DIT Aungier Street on the day to fit you for your robe. A reminder that Academic robes should be returned immediately after the ceremony.
Each Graduand may bring two guests to the ceremony. On registration with the Graduations Team you will receive two tickets your guests will sit in the free seating area with other guests, Graduands will sit with their class. You should ensure that you take good care of your tickets as you will need them to gain access to the Cathedral, there will be no entry without a ticket.
The ceremony take place in St. Patricks Cathedral, will last approximately one hour and fifteen minutes. We require that all guests remain in place until the newly conferred graduates have left the Cathedral in a procession. Click for a map of to the venue St Patricks Cathedral Map
When the Ceremony is over we would like to invite you for refreshments at the Courtyard Restaurant at DIT Aungier Street.
Lafayette is the official photographers for the DIT Graduations Ceremony. If you would like to avail of this service you can pre-book your photography on-line at http://www.lafayette.ie/GraduationPhotography.aspx?CId=46, there will be a charge for this service, which should be paid directly to Lafayette.
The DIT photographer will also be in attendance on the day, these pictures will be available to view on the graduate network Facebook page a few days after the ceremony.
There is no parking availability at DIT Aungier Street. Nearest public car parking is available at St Stephens Green Shopping Centre, Dury Street Car Park, Brown Thomas Car Park, click on our link Car Park Information for maps and website access outlining costs.
A final word from us
At DIT, we value how hard our students work to make it to Graduation and it gives us great pleasure to see our students graduate and move on to the next exciting stage of their lives. We continue to wish you the best of luck and great success in the coming years.