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Congratulation, Graduates! We know you're ready to take on the world!

ODU Graduation has two parts and we hope you will join us for both.

Baccalaureate takes place as a Mass giving thanks for the blessings of our graduates and of prayers for their continued success in life. Commencement is the official ceremony where graduates receive their diplomas.

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    How to get your tickets, where guests can park, photography guidelines and more.

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  • Fall 2016 Graduation

    ATTN: Due to power outage on Dec.17, the Graduation ceremony has been moved to Matesich Theatre at a new time, 11:30 a.m. We apologize for any inconvenience.

    • Date: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016
    • Time: 11:30 a.m.
    • Location: Matesich Theatre, Erskine Hall
  • RSVP for Graduation

    You must RSVP for graduation whether or not you plan to attend the ceremony.

    Your RSVP is required in order to purchase a cap and gown, walk in the ceremony, and to ensure that you will have tickets for commencement.

    The next graduation ceremony is Dec. 17, 2016. The deadline to RSVP for this event was Dec. 5.

    Tickets will be available for pick-up beginning Dec. 8, at 11:00 a.m.

    If you have any questions regarding the status of your RSVP, contact the Registrar's Office at registrar@ohiodominican.edu.

  • Rehearsal & New Alumni Reception
    Rehearsal is MANDATORY for all graduates.
    • Date: Thursday, Dec. 15, 2016
    • Time: 5:15 p.m.
    • Location: Griffin Student Center, Rooms 258/259/260
    New Alumni Reception—ODU Grad Bash!

    Class of 2016, you've worked hard to earn your degree. Celebrate this exciting moment with your fellow classmates as you take these next steps from students to alumni!

    Appetizers, snacks and refreshments will be served in the Griffin Student Center.

    Graduates do not need to RSVP for this eventyou're already on the list! Simply head over to the Griff following rehearsal.
  • Baccalaureate
    Baccalaureate at Ohio Dominican University takes place as a Mass giving thanks for the blessings of our graduates and of prayers for their continued success in life.
    • Date: Saturday, Dec. 17, 2016
    • Time: 9 a.m.
    • Location: Christ the King Chapel, Sansbury Hall
    Mass includes the traditional Baccalaureate sermon and may include other ceremonies. All graduates are invited to this Mass regardless of religious background. Your presence and participation are welcome and encouraged!

    Although communion is reserved to Catholics in good standing, participation in the Scripture readings, prayers, hymns, and intercessions is considered appropriate and is encouraged.

    Graduates may wear their robes to Baccalaureate. Continental breakfast will follow the service.

Spring 2016 Commencement 

ODU 2016 Spring Commencement