Wednesday, 16th November 2011
Concert Hall, RDS, Dublin 4
Congratulations to all of you who are to graduate on the 16th November.
In the next two weeks, you will receive in the post a graduation pack consisting of:
- Letter explaining different aspects of the graduation preparations
- 1 invitation to your graduation ceremony. This invitation will entitle you to bring 2 guests to the ceremony
- Timetable of the ceremonies
- 1 RSVP reply form and a survey form from our Careers Office
- Leaflet from the Gowning Company, Phelan Conan
- Leaflet from the Photography Company, La Fayette
Please note that it is your responsibility to make sure that IADT has correct contact details from you. If you need to update these, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be two graduation ceremonies on the 16th November. The timetable for the ceremonies is as follows:
11.30am - School of Creative Arts
3pm - School of Business and Humanities
3pm - School of Creative Technologies
Each ceremony is expected to last approximately one hour and a half.
You will be required to arrive at the RDS at least one hour before the commencement of your graduation ceremonies.
Entrance to the RDS Concert Hall is only through Anglesea Road. On your arrival, please proceed to the registration desk. There, you will receive a ticket indicating your seat number at the graduation hall.
You and your guest(s) will be required to be seated 20 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
Confirmation of attendance
Whether you will able to attend your graduation ceremony or not, please let us know. In order to do so, you can contact the Graduation Office at email@example.com or leaving a message at (01) 239 4711. When contacting us, please give us your name, contact details and the name of the programme you are graduating in.
Should you not be able to attend the ceremony, your parchment will be awarded to you in absentia.
You will be able to collect your parchment then, from the Office of Academic and Student Affairs from the 21st November onwards. The Office is open Monday to Friday from 11am to 3pm.
If you are not able to collect your parchment from the Office of Academic and Student Affairs, you can nominate a person to do so on your behalf. All you have to do is write a letter authorising this person to collect the parchment on your behalf.
Hiring your graduation gown
All graduands must wear a gown at their graduation ceremony. Graduands wear a gown and it is optional to wear a hood. Should you wish to wear a hood, please bring hair clips, if necessary, in order to secure it.
The company providing the gowns for the IADT graduation is Phelan Conan. Phelan Conan offers a pre-booking facility of gowns, which will be ready in the next few days, through their website www.phelanconan.com
The cost of hiring your gown for the ceremony is €35. Pre-booking and payment must be made by the 13th November.
You will collect your gown after you have received your seat number at the registration desk.
If you are not wearing your gown 20 minutes before the ceremony starts, you will not be allowed to enter the graduation hall and graduate in person.
The official photographers for the day, LaFayette, will be located at the RDS. However, it is advisable to book your photography in advance at www.lafayette.ie
Survey from our Careers Office
At IADT, we would like to know how you have been doing since you completed your studies.
We would appreciate if you could fill in the survey enclosed (in the same page as the RSVP form) in your registration pack and post it to the attention of Elena Somoza, Graduation 2011, IADT, Kill Avenue, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin. If you want to drop the form in person, Elena is based in room C002 in the Carriglea building.
Car parking facilities are available at the RDS at a charge of €6 per car. Entrance to the RDS car park is through Anglesea Road.
Please note that car parking spaces are limited. You may wish to consider an alternative form of transport. You can get to the RDS by DART (Lansdowne or Sandymount stations) or by bus (routes 5, 7, 45).
For more information on the RDS and how to get there, please visit www.rds.ie
After each graduation ceremony, there will be a reception for graduates and their guests. Tea/coffee will be provided.
From IADT, we wish you an enjoyable graduation day.
See you on the 16th November!