Our graduation ceremony is a day to celebrate, a highlight of our academic calendar and a day to recognise your academic achievements. Your graduation marks the end of your educational journey with us and after all the hard work and commitment, it’s time to celebrate your achievement.

Graduation Day for the Class of 2022 will take place on 15th November ’22.

The Date and Venue

This year’s graduation ceremony will be held in Croke Park on Tuesday, 15th November 2022.

Which Graduation Ceremony Should You Attend?

There will be one ceremony on the day for graduates of 2022 at 3pm.

Booking Your Ticket

Students who are eligible to graduate must complete the online booking form. The booking form will open in September 2022.

Booking Your Guests

We want to facilitate as many graduates who wish to attend as possible therefore we must limit the number of guest tickets available initially. There is an allocation of two guests per student with a fee of €15 payable per guest ticket. We usually have additional seating available to allocate to guests once the booking for graduates is closed. On the booking form you will be able to select how many other additional guest tickets you would ideally like.  A wait list is operated for requests for additional guests with these allocated after the online booking is closed on a first come first served basis. Requests will only be recorded after the booking form opens.

Children Attending the Ceremony

We are delighted to welcome your children to the graduation ceremony and children under the age of 18 attend free of charge however, it is necessary to book tickets for any children you intend bringing so we may allocate a seat for them, you will be able to book these tickets on the booking form. An adult will need to be available to supervise young children in the guest seating area.

Time of Arrival & Length of Ceremony

Croke Park will be open to you 2 hours before the ceremony. You should allow to arrive at least an hour before the ceremony. If you intend to get your photograph taken, allow an hour and half. The conferring and awards ceremony takes approximately 45 minutes to one hour depending on the number of graduates in attendance.

Seating at the Ceremony

As a graduate, you will be allocated a seat with your fellow graduates from your programme. Please ensure you sit in the seat allocated to you as this is the order by which graduates are conferred. You will be required to be in your seat 15 minutes before the ceremony starts. Guest seating is unallocated and available behind the graduate seating. Children sit in the guest seating area.

Cap & Gown

You will be required to wear a cap and gown to the ceremony. These will be available to hire on the day for €30 and are payable directly to the gown company on the day. Please allow sufficient time for fitting of the gown and sash.


There will be a professional photographer on site available to take photographs of you and your family. Prices start from €25 with a variety of packages available to include a number of photographs, frames etc. This is payable directly to the photographer on the day. The photographer is available after the ceremony should you be unable to get your photograph taken beforehand. Photography will close down 15 minutes before the ceremony to ensure graduates are seated in time – please take this into consideration when joining the queue on the day.

Entering Croke Park & Car Parking on the Day

Enter Croke Park via the Hogan Stand, the conferring room is at level 5 and you can  take the lift or escalator to this level. Car Parking is available within the environs of Croke Park by entering via the Daven Car Park

Dates to Remember

Please help us to make your graduation from Portobello Institute a memorable day by remembering the dates below;

  • Tuesday, 15th November 2022 – Graduation Day
  • Thursday, 28th September – Bookings Open
  • Friday 27th October – Bookings Close
  • Friday 3rd November – Additional seats allocated
  • Friday 10th November – Further information emailed about the order of ceremony to those booked to attend


We are delighted to support you with any queries you might have – email us at graduation@portobelloinstitute.com with all your graduation queries. As the date gets closer, we receive a large volume of email queries, please be patient – we will respond to your query within 24 hours.

And finally…..

Graduation day is a day to celebrate and everyone in Portobello really looks forward to welcoming you and your guests to the annual Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, November 15th 2022!

The Graduation Team