This year’s ceremony will take place in the Kerry Sports Academy, Institute of Technology Tralee, North Campus, Dromtacker, Tralee, Co. Kerry.
Parking will be available on the North Campus, however, please note parking is limited and is on a first come first served basis.
Please allow adequate time to secure parking ahead of the commencement of the graduation session. (The Institute does not accept responsibility for loss or damage to any vehicle or contents however caused while parked in any of the aforementioned areas or any other surface lot or any on-street permit parking area.)
Note: Due to the large number of people attending the Conferring Ceremonies, we ask graduates and guests to co-operate with staff, security and Gardaí. In particular, motorists should ensure that they do not obstruct entrances to private property and businesses in the vicinity of the Institute.
The Kerry Sports Academy is wheelchair accessible. If you or one of your guests requires assistance to access the venue, we will be delighted to help.Please let us know in advance what assistance is required.
To request accommodations relating to access or disability for a graduate or guest(s) please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put in place any supports required.
All graduands are issued with two guest tickets via their student email which will be accessed through Eventbrite. Graduating students will receive an email with full details week commencing Monday 30th September 2019. (Please ensure your student email is not full)
The deadline for retrieving your tickets is Monday 14th October 2019 at 12 noon.
Additional tickets for your Graduation Session can be purchased at a cost of €10 per additional ticket. The Institute will notify students via their student email address on Tuesday 15th October 2019 advising how they can be purchased.
Please note: Children under the age of 8 will not be permitted to attend graduation ceremonies.
Reception and Catering
Following the ceremony, light refreshments will be served to graduates and their guests in the main Business and I.T Building. You will have the opportunity to mix with your fellow graduands, their families and guests, IT Tralee faculty and staff.
Designated official photographers will be available on the day of the Conferring and they will be based in the Business and I.T Building. Only these official photographers will be permitted to use the facilities. Individual/family photographs may be taken on the day or by arrangement with the official photographers. A number of gowns, etc. will be retained by the designated photographers for a short period after the official Conferring for those having photographs taken in their studios.
Academic Dress/Gown Arrangements
Graduates must wear the academic dress appropriate to the Awards being conferred on them. Rental of gowns etc. for the Conferring has been arranged through Phelan Conan Ltd at a cost of €37 for pre-booked online (by credit/debit card) gowns or a cost of €40 for gown rentals paid at the conferring event.
The deadline for booking your gown is Tuesday 15th October 2019.
Gowns are booked online (by credit card/debit card) and collected from R102, Ground Floor, Business & I.T Building at the below times and dates.
Pre-booking will reduce queuing and save €3.00. However, robes can be paid for at the Institute. Gowns must be returned by not later than 6pm on Friday 18th October 2019. Late returning will incur a penalty.
Collection of Robes
Robes for all ceremonies are available for collection from the R102, Ground Floor, Business & I.T Building on the below dates and times;
Thursday 17th October 2019 - 4pm to 8pm
Friday 18th October 2019 - 8am to 3pm
Gowns must be returned by not later than 6pm on Friday 18th October 2019. Late returning will incur a penalty.
There is no strict dress code but graduands tend to favour business/formal dress. Academic Dress/Gowns can be quite warm so bear this in mind when choosing your outfit. Please note that unfortunately there are no cloak room facilities for graduands and any bags, handbags or coats, etc. should be left with your guests. Hair clips and safety pins might prove useful on the day to secure your cap or hood.
Graduate Assembly and Graduation
One hour before your ceremony is due to begin, please go to room W1111c on Level 1 of the Kerry Sports Academy. There, you will be directed by a nominated staff member to form a line in alphabetical order (as per the Conferring Booklet which will be available to you). Anyone not present at the time of assembly will be deemed to be absent and will have his or her award conferred in absentia (where applicable). You will then be directed to the Conferring Hall. You will be called to be conferred in strict alphabetical order and you must therefore take the correct seat.
Following the academic procession and introductions, graduates will go up to the podium to receive their parchments. The order of the programme is outlined in the conferring booklet. You are welcome to take this booklet home with you as a souvenir.
When your name is called, you should mount the podium to receive your parchment. The President of the Institute of Technology Tralee will present it to you. After you have accepted your parchment and shaken hands with the President, you should descend. You will then be directed by staff to return to the same seat.