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ODU will celebrate and recognize spring 2020 graduates with special Commencement and Baccalaureate ceremonies on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020.

ODU’s 112th Commencement was originally scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 9; however, it was postponed to ensure compliance with social distancing directives issued by Governor Mike DeWine in response to the COVID-19 health crisis. Although having already received their diplomas, the more than 200 graduates who make up ODU’s Class of 2020 are invited to return to campus so that faculty, staff, alumni, friends and family may formally recognize them for their accomplishments and contributions.

Fall 2019 and summer 2020 graduates who were planning on participating in our spring 2020 Commencement are also invited to participate in our Oct. 4, 2020 ceremony.

Ceremony Schedule

Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020
Alumni Hall

1 p.m.: Baccalaureate

3:30 p.m.: Commencement

Steps will be taken to ensure safe social distancing. Ticket availability will be determined by university staff and communicated to students. The rescheduled ceremony also is subject to any future directives announced by state and public health officials.

Both Commencement and Baccalaureate will be available to watch via streaming video.

Graduate Information

  • Apply for Graduation

    Apply for graduation here through ODU Online and pay the $150 graduation fee.

    Deadline to apply for graduation 

    May graduation—March 31
    August graduation—August 1
    December graduation—Oct. 31

    Apply for Graduation

    Please contact the Registrar’s Office (registrar@ohiodominican.edu) if you have questions.
  • RSVP for Graduation

    2020 Commencement: October 4

    Graduating students may participate in the October ceremony if they will complete their degree requirements by Aug. 31, 2020; or, if they completed their degree requirements during the Fall 2019 semester.

    Undergrad & Grad
    • RSVP for graduation here whether or not you plan to attend the Baccalaureate and/or Commencement ceremony. RSVPs are required in order to purchase a cap and gown, walk in either ceremony and to ensure that you will have tickets for commencement. Deadline to RSVP for graduation is Sept. 22.
    RSVP for Graduation

    Please contact the Registrar’s Office (registrar@ohiodominican.edu) immediately for late applications or RSVPs.

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

  • Graduation Checklist
    • Make sure you have taken, or are taking, all of your required classes and will have all of the required credit hours prior your desired date of graduation in May, August or December. Contact your Academic Advisor or the Registrar’s Office if you would like to review your degree requirements
    • Apply for graduation through ODU Online and pay the $150 graduation fee.

      Application deadlines are: 
      May graduation—March 31
      August graduation—August 1
      December graduation—Oct. 31
    • Contact the Library at (614) 251-4752 to make sure all fines are paid.
    • Contact the Business Office at (614) 251-4550 to make sure all fees/fines are paid.
    • If you borrowed federal loan funds, use your FSA ID to access your complete federal loan history and complete Exit Loan Counseling

      Exit Loan Counseling is required by the federal government and will explain your rights and responsibilities concerning repayment of your loans. If you have any questions, contact the Financial Aid Office at (614) 251-4778 or finaid@ohiodominican.edu.
    • Contact  Graduate Admission at (614) 251-4615 to obtain information about graduate programs at Ohio Dominican University.
    • Contact Alumni Relations at (614) 253-3502 to stay connected to ODU after you graduate!
    • Contact the Computer Helpdesk at (614) 253-3633 to back up your H: drive and sign up for Alumni email forwarding. Please note that your e-mail account will be disabled 60 days after graduation unless you sign up for email forwarding.
    • Take the outcomes survey. Recent graduate outcomes data is required by the federal government. We must survey our recent graduates when they graduate plus 3, 6 and 12 months after graduation. Information about job placement and graduate school rates helps the Career Development Center provide high quality career services and allows us to assist students still seeking employment. 
    • Keep the Registrar's Office informed of any changes to your name and address.
  • How Do I Get My Diploma?
    Diplomas will we mailed to graduates who complete degree requirements, following the end of the spring semester.
  • Questions & Answers from the ODU Bookstore

    How can I purchase regalia?
    The regalia website ohiodominican.shopoakhalli.com will be open until at least Sept. 15, 2020 and a limited supply of regalia and souvenirs are available from bookstore. Please call or email for store orders.

    Can I still order graduation announcements or class rings?
    Yes, our partners at Balfour are still available for announcement and ring orders at balfour.com.

    Can I still order diploma frames, gifts, or spirit gear?
    Yes, the bookstore website is still open we are processing orders daily.

    Have additional questions? Contact us:


Career Outcomes Survey

Congratulations on your upcoming graduation from Ohio Dominican University! The Career Development Center, in addition to being a career resource for you now and as an ODU alumni, surveys graduating seniors regarding job placement and graduate school plans. ODU publishes aggregate information from these surveys as required by the federal government. Follow-up surveys are sent out three, six and 12 months after graduation. Complete your Career Outcomes Survey by clicking the link below.

Students and recent graduates (Dec. 2019 and May 2020) can still access Handshake with their ODU username and password to make a virtual appointment with a career advisor, as well as search and apply for job opportunities. For additional questions and career support please contact careercenter@ohiodominican.edu or visit ohiodominican.edu/career.



Career Outcomes Survey