• Graduation

    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.

    Commencement Details

    • Date: Saturday, December 13, 2014 
    • Time: 11 a.m. Doors to Alumni Hall will open at 10:30 a.m.
    • Location: Alumni Hall Gymnasium 
    • Graduate Line-up Time: 10:30 a.m. 
    • Graduate Line-up Location: Griffin Student Center, Second Floor, Rooms 258/259/260 (Large Conference Room) 

    Watch Live!

    A live feed of the ceremony will be streamed on TV's in the Griffin Student Center and Alumni Hall Community Room, and you can also watch online.

    Apply for Graduation

    All graduates must apply to Graduate through ODU Online and pay a $150 graduation fee. The deadline is October 31, 2014.  

    RSVP for Baccalaureate & Commencement

    Click here to RSVP. The deadline is December 1, 2014. Please RSVP whether you plan to attend or not.

    Rehearsal & Baccalaureate

    All graduates must attend rehearsal in order to participate in the ceremony. The rehearsal will be followed by a reception hosted by ODU's Alumni Association.

    Baccalaureate will be held the morning of Commencement. This is optional but we encourage all graduates and their families to attend. 

    Read more about rehearsal and baccalaureate

    Other Important Information

    Family & Guests

    Tickets

    Tickets to ODU's Commencement are free but are needed in order to attend the ceremony. Tickets will be available beginning December 4, 2014. Click here for more information.

    Seating

    Guests must be in their seats by 10:55 a.m. as the procession begins at 11 a.m.

    Guests arriving after 10:55 a.m. will not be allowed to enter the gym until the procession has ended. 

    Guests arriving late will be directed to the back bleachers.  

    Ceremony Information

    Click here for parking information, directions to campus, accommodations for special needs, and guest photography guidelines.

  • Contact Info

    Student Development

    Student Center, Suite 249
    Ohio Dominican University
    1216 Sunbury Road
    Columbus, Ohio 43219

    Phone: (614) 251-4595
    Fax:     (614) 251-4442
    studentdevelopment@ ohiodominican.edu