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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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  • Spring 2016 Graduation
    • Date: Saturday, May 7, 2016
    • Time: 11 a.m. Doors to Alumni Hall open at 10:30 a.m.
    • Location: Alumni Hall
    • Graduate Line-Up: 10:30 a.m. in Griffin Student Center, 2nd Floor
  • 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 RSVP deadline for the Spring 2016 Commencement was Monday, April 25.

    Tickets will be available for pick-up beginning Thursday, April 28.

    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, May 5, 2016
    • Time: 5:15 p.m.
    • Location: Griffin Student Center, Rooms 258/259/260
    New Alumni Reception

    Following graduation rehearsal, ODU's Alumni Association invites you to stay for a Welcome Reception to honor you, our newest alums!

    Hors d'oeuvres and refreshments will be served in the Griffin Student Center food court.
  • 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, May 7, 2016
    • Time: 9 a.m.
    • Location: Gymnasium, Alumni 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.

    Doors to Alumni Hall will open for Commencement at 10:30 a.m.

May 2015 Commencement 

View photos below. View videos, including Ohio Governor John Kasich's speech, here.