We hope you find the following information helpful in making your Graduation Day an enjoyable and memorable occasion for you and your guests
Each graduand is invited to bring a maximum of two guests to the Ceremony. The cost of attending graduation is €45.00 per graduand which includes gown hire and guest attendance. Guests will not be admitted to the graduation ceremony without tickets. While this is a family occasion and children are welcome, entry into the Conferring Hall will only be permitted to children aged 7 years and older. Please note that we cannot meet any requests for extra invitations outside of the allocated tickets. Live streaming will be available in the Douglas Hyde Theatre on the Athlone Campus for children under 7, family members and guests without tickets.
In the event that you are unable to attend, your award will be conferred in absentia. The award cannot be collected after the ceremony, nor may it be presented to relatives or friends in your absence. In absentia graduands will receive their parchment via registered post in the weeks following the ceremony. We will send an email to your personal email address in early November requesting confirmation of the address you would like us to send it to.
BOOKING YOUR GOWN AND TICKETS
You are required to wear the appropriate academic dress to your graduation. Gowns, caps, hoods / epitoge (a strip of material worn over the left shoulder) must be hired from Phelan Conan Ltd. before the booking deadline of 1pm on Monday 23rd October at a cost of €45.
Graduands can book this online at www.phelanconan.com. Upon completion of the booking of your gown you will be automatically registered to attend the graduation and two guest tickets will be assigned to you. You will receive your guest tickets when you collect your gown. There will be no capacity to allow any additional guest per graduand into the conferring ceremony.
Failure to book your gown and register by the closing date will be taken as an indication that you are not attending Graduation. Your award will be conferred in absentia and your parchment posted out in the weeks following graduation.
The booking facility is now open and will close at 1pm on Monday 23rd October. We encourage early booking. The pre-booking online of your gown and guest tickets is essential to avoid disappointment on the day of graduation.
HOW TO BOOK YOUR ACADEMIC DRESS AND GUEST TICKETS
- Visit www.phelanconan.com. Select ‘Technological University Shannon Athlone’ from the dropdown menu and follow the instructions.
- 2. When filling in the required fields, it is important that you enter your student number in the ‘Special Requirements’ field. This will allow us to easily identify you and confirm your attendance – see image below.
- Once you complete the booking, a confirmation email will be sent to you. Please check your spam folder if you do not receive it. Please note if you are booking from a mobile device all characters of the name ‘‘Technological University Shannon Athlone’ in the dropdown menu might not visible. They will be visible on a PC or laptop.
GRADUATION DAY DETAILS
HOW TO COLLECT YOUR GOWN AND GUEST TICKETS
Gowns and guest tickets must be collected by the graduand only. These will be available from Phelan Conan in the John McCormack Hall (MPH) on the main campus. As you will receive your guests’ tickets when you collect your gown, please ensure you leave sufficient time to hand over the tickets to your guests/family and thereafter be at your designated assembly point on time.
PICK UP TIMES – GOWNS AND GUEST TICKETS
Graduation Ceremony at 7:00PM on Wednesday 1st November
Wednesday 1st November – Between 2:30PM and 6:30PM
ALL GOWNS HIRED FOR THESE CEREMONIES MUST BE RETURNED BY 9:30pm on Wednesday 1st November
On graduation day Graduands are asked to be at their assembly point at the time specified this information will be available one week before graduation from the TUS Flexible Learning Website.
Following your graduation ceremony, you and your guests are invited to avail of light refreshments from the restaurant (main canteen). Guests must retain their tickets in order to gain admittance to the refreshment area.
There are car parking spaces on Campus
PHOTOGRAPHERS Lafayette Photographers will be located on campus, in the John McCormack Hall in the MPH on the 31st October and 1st November to take professional individual and family portraits. Please visit their website Photography in now up on our website for booking, please see link below, https://www.lafayette.ie/graduation/book to pre-book now. Pre-booking is highly recommended for your photography session.
Please note that, for promotional and archival purposes, photography/filming may take place on campus prior to and following the ceremony. These photographs/recordings may appear on our website (www.tus.ie) and may be reproduced and distributed to the media, both traditional and social, and on future graduation documentation.
If you would prefer not to be photographed, please take appropriate action such as advising the photographer, turning aside, or excusing yourself from the group.
If you have any further enquiries, please contact email@example.com at the Department of Lifelong Learning or telephone: 090 64 83050