Congratulations on being selected as a recipient of a University of Limerick honorary doctorate. You will receive a letter from the Vice President Academic Affairs & Student Engagement confirming the date, time (usually 16h00) and venue of the ceremony.  In advance of the ceremony, you will be required to provide the following:

  • How you wish your name to appear on the parchment and in the conferring booklet
  • A list of guests you may wish to invite
  • A black and white photograph (head and shoulders, 13 x 9 cm) for inclusion in the Roll of Honour
  • Your height (for robes)

You will be provided with your robes, i.e. gown, hood and cap, which you may retain as a memento of the occasion.

The Ceremony

  • Nominees, proposers and members of Governing Authority, Academic Council and staff are robed and form the academic procession.
  • The Vice President Academic Affairs & Student Engagement opens and closes the ceremony. 
  • The Chancellor or President delivers a welcome address.
  • Each nominee is usually introduced by a senior academic, whose address (i.e. citation) should not be longer than eight minutes' duration.
  • The President confers the honorary degree by presenting a suitably inscribed parchment. 
  • Each recipient is invited to sign the Roll of Honour, which includes a photograph of the recipient and a printed copy of the citation. The President and Chancellor also sign the Roll of Honour.
  • The ceremony concludes and the academic procession leaves.

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For further information please contact:
Telephone: 061-202118 / 237991