GMIT graduates

Congratulations on your exam success!

We appreciate the hard work you have put in to get this far.

Graduation 2021

Subject to public health advice, your graduation experience will consist of an online element and in-person event.

Online Element

This will involve congratulatory messages from GMIT’s President and Governing Body Chairperson which will be available to view the evening before your graduation on the following platforms:

Facebook: GMIT (Official) -

YouTube: GMIT Channel -

Graduation Ceremony

The in-person event will involve a graduation ceremony - see the Graduation Schedule for details on ceremony dates/times/venues. 

The ceremony will run a bit differently to provide for the safety of all attending. 

COVID Certs Required

As per Government requirements for entry to hospitality settings, you and your guests must show proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19 in the last 6 months to gain entry to the conferrings.

An EU COVID Digital Cert or a HSE vaccination record can be used as proof. You will need to have ID to show that the proof of vaccination or recovery belongs to you. A negative PCR test will not be accepted as a means of entry.

This requirement for Covid-related documentation applies to all attendees

Guest Tickets

Tickets are strictly limited to two guest tickets per student to the ceremony.

Unfortunately, requests for extra tickets cannot be considered as attendance is being limited to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Other Safety Measures

Facemasks will be required while inside the venue.

Unfortunately, refreshments will not be served due to Government regulations regarding indoor dining.

Social distancing, reduced capacity and increased ventilation will apply in the venue.

Attendees will be required to leave the venue immediately after the ceremony.


You will receive your invitation to the graduation ceremony in the post approx 2 weeks before the event. 

Non-attendance at ceremony

If you are unable to attend the conferring ceremony, your award will be conferred “in absentia”.

Your parchment will be posted (by registered post) to the mailing address on our student record system within two weeks of the ceremony. A signature will be required on delivery.

If you cannot attend, you MUST complete this Notification of Non-Attendance Form 

Robe Hire

It is GMIT policy that all graduands must wear graduation robes for the ceremony. Robes must be pre-booked and pre-paid (cost is €40).

To book your robe, please vist - select 'graduate gown hire' and select the relevant GMIT campus name under 'institution'. 

Robe collection times are outlined on your invitation which you will receive by post. For the Galway and Mayo ceremonies, it is strongly advised that you collect your robe the evening before so as to prevent queues on the morning of the event. 

Photography - GMIT Galway

Class Groups and Special Award Recipients: Class groups and Special Award recipients/sponsors will be taken at the stage immediately after the close of the ceremony.

Press Photographers: Press photographers may also be present on the day.

Individual/Family Photographs: The official photographers for the conferring will be located in the Veranda Lounge (ground floor).  Graduates are advised to deal only with the official college photographers who will be working throughout the day.

Framing Service: A parchment framing service will be available adjacent to the photography.

The official photographers for the Galway conferring ceremonies are as follows:




Brennan Photography

086 3535351

Yann Studios

091 761810

The Lane Studios

091 567938

Framing Service



Cregal Art

091 751864

Parking & Transport - GMIT Galway

The Railway Car Park at the Galmont Hotel & Spa is a public multi-storey car park.
Therefore, you may encounter delays/difficulties in finding car parking space. Please allow for this, and general traffic congestion (increased by the conferrings), in your travel arrangements.

Other city centre public car parks within a 10 minute walk:

  • Forster Street Multi-storey (beside Park House Hotel and Ceannt Bus/Rail Station)

  • Eyre Square Shopping Centre

  • Corrib Shopping Centre

  • Hynes Yard – Merchants Road

  • Jurys Inn

  • Other car parks within a 20 minute walk:

  • Dyke Road – Black Box/Headford Road

  • Galway Cathedral

  • Galway Greyhound Track – College Road

Please visit  for information and maps on parking in Galway city.


  • Big–O–Cabs - 091 585858

  • Galway Taxis - 091 561111

  • Cara Cabs - 091 563939

Photography - GMIT Mayo

A professional photography service will be available for Individual and Family photographs after the ceremony.

All class photos will be taken after the Ceremony. Graduates are asked to remain seated until they are called for their group photo.

Parking - GMIT Mayo

Parking will be available at the venue.


Students at GMIT Galway Graduation

Graduation Schedule

Details of GMIT In-person graduation ceremonies dates/times/venues. 

HEA Graduate Survey - Request for details

Share your experiences and let us know what you are doing

We are interested in the employment status of our 2021 Graduates and will send you a survey seeking this information next April. Each year we achieve a very high response rate and in order to maintain this we ask you to provide your updated contact details in the form below.

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European Diploma Supplement

The European Diploma Supplement provides information about your award which is not available on the official parchment such as the skills and competences acquired, the level of the qualification and the results achieved. 

The benefits of having a European Diploma Supplement include: 

It makes your qualification more readable and easily comparable abroad 
It gives employers and other Higher Education Institutions a precise description of your academic career and the competencies you acquired during your studies 
It allows easier access to opportunities for work or further studies abroad 
Click here for instructions on how to access your European Diploma Supplement

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