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Congratulations, 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 Commencement is the official ceremony where graduates receive their diplomas.

112th Commencement Schedule

Saturday, May 8, 2021

  • 9 a.m. – Baccalaureate Mass, Sr. Mary Andrew Matesich, OP Theatre (2nd floor of Erskine Hall)
  • 11 a.m. Commencement, Panther Stadium 

Click Here to Register for Guest Tickets

(Deadline to reserve tickets is
11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 6)

Commencement will take place in the stadium rain or shine, so we encourage you and your loved ones to prepare accordingly.

Scroll down for detailed instructions for registering guests for this year's event. To help ensure the health and safety of all who attend the ceremony, social distancing and the wearing of facemasks will be required and enforced before, during and following the event. We sincerely appreciate your patience, understanding and cooperation.

 

Ticket & Guest Information

Only graduates who have previously registered to participate in Commencement have guest tickets available to them.


How to register for guest tickets:
  1. Click here to visit the main ticket reservation page on ohiodominicanpanthers.com.
  2. Beneath the “ODU Spectator Policy,” click on the yellow “Athletics” button and select “All Departments.”
  3. Find the event labeled “2021 Spring Commencement” and then click on the “Get Tickets” button on the right-hand side of the screen.
  4. Under “Ticket Type,” click on “Have a Passcode?” Then enter the graduate’s six-digit code* and click “Apply.”
  5. Enter the number of tickets you’re requesting, then click “Checkout.”
  6. Enter a name**, email address and phone number for each guest ticket, enter your contact information, then click “Submit Order.”
  7. IMPORTANT – Once your guests hit “Submit Order” please have them download their ticket to their phone or have them print it out so they can present it at the gate prior to Commencement. A copy of the ticket also will be emailed to the address provided on the form.
  8. REMEMBER – Graduates are limited to FOUR guest tickets only.

*The graduate's code will be their ODU ID number, minus the three zeroes that appear at the very beginning. For example, if their ID# is 000123456, the ticket access code will be 123456.

**The names on all guest tickets must match with those individuals who arrive at the gate on the day of Commencement. If someone arrives at the stadium without a ticket – or their name is not registered with ODU – they will not be permitted to enter. All tickets are nontransferable.

If you have any questions, please contact the Registrar’s Office at registrar@ohiodominican.edu or 614-251-4679.

 

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Thank you to the Nothing Bundt Cakes Columbus-Gahanna Bakery for their sweet support of ODU’s graduating Panthers!

 

Graduate Information

  • Apply to Graduate
    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.
    Deadlines to apply to graduate:

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

    Apply to Graduate

    Please contact the Registrar’s Office (registrar@ohiodominican.edu) if you have questions.
  • Graduation Ceremony - RSVP Here to Participate

    How to Participate in the 2021 Commencement Ceremony on May 8

    RSVP for graduation 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.

    Any student whose degree-requirement completion date falls between Dec. 2019 and Aug. 2021 is eligible to participate in the May 2021 ceremony (i.e., you graduated/will graduate in any of the following semesters: Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021).

    The RSVP deadline to participate in the May 2021 graduation ceremony was April 1, 2021.

    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 to graduate through ODU Online.

      Application deadlines are: 
      May graduates—March 31
      August graduates—August 1
      December graduates—Oct. 31
    • RSVP for the graduation ceremony here whether or not you plan to attend Baccalaureate and/or Commencement. 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. The RSVP deadline to participate in the May 2021 graduation ceremony is April 1, 2021.
    • 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 fall semester.
  • Questions & Answers from the ODU Bookstore

    How can I purchase regalia?
    Visit the regalia website ohiodominican.shopoakhalli.com. 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.

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Career Outcomes Survey