October 2021 conferring ceremonies

Due to the scheduled easing of public health restrictions on 22nd October 2021, Maynooth University has taken the decision that the October 2021 conferring ceremonies will be in-person events on the University campus.

Ceremonies will take place on Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th October. All ceremonies will be live-streamed online for those who are unable to attend.  

The full Schedule of Ceremonies providing details of ceremony times, dates and awards to be conferred at each ceremony in October will be available shortly on the Schedule of Ceremonies webpage.

All students due to be conferred in October 2021 will receive an email (to their MU email address only) from the Conferring Office approximately three weeks before their conferring date. Students are advised to check this website and their MU student email account regularly for updates.

Please note: students with outstanding fees will not be conferred unless the fee balance has been cleared in advance of the ceremony.

Students who are due to be conferred in October 2021 and choose not to attend will be conferred In Absentia and their parchment will be sent to them after their ceremony.  These students cannot attend the January 2022 ceremonies.  The January 2022 ceremonies are only for graduates who were conferred virtually in 2020 and 2021.

2020 and 2021 Graduates who were conferred in virtual ceremonies

The University is committed to offering an on-campus ceremony to students who were conferred virtually in 2020 and 2021.

Planning for these ceremonies is currently underway and it is anticipated that these events will take place from Monday 24th to Saturday 29th January 2022.  All ceremonies will be live-streamed online for those who are unable to attend.
All graduates who wish to attend an on-campus ceremony in January 2022 must complete this MS Form by Wednesday 1st December 2021.  The planning for each ceremony will be based on the responses received. This means that any graduate who does not complete this form by the deadline will not be included in the ceremonies in January 2022.

Once the Schedule of Ceremonies has been finalised in December, all graduates will receive an email from the Conferring Office providing them with details of their on-campus event.  Information will also be updated on the Conferring Office webpages when it is available.
Graduates are advised to check the Conferring Office website in the first instance and also their email account for further updates.

Email information: All students who were due to be conferred at the cancelled March 2020 ceremonies will be contacted using their personal email.  All other graduates will receive details to their MU student email account.
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Please note: students with outstanding fees will not be able to attend the on-campus ceremonies, as they are not formally conferred until all fee balances are cleared.