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Commencement Information for Graduates


Due to the limited amount of guest seating, tickets are required for all guests attending the graduation ceremony.

Graduation Fair

The Graduation Fair is the opportunity for graduating students to purchase their caps, gowns and tassels.

Commencement Ceremony

The actual ceremony will last approximately two and a half hours. During the ceremony, you will be asked to stand with your college as degrees are conferred.

Academic Regalia

Commencement is a formal academic occassion, graduates must be in proper academic regalia to participate in the ceremony.

Distance Learning Commencement Information

Just because you're not taking classes on campus doesn't mean you can't participate in commencement.

Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about commencement, graduation and diplomas.

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Presidential Inauguration

ODU commemorated the inauguration of President Brian O. Hemphill, Ph.D., during Homecoming Weekend 2022. Relive the historic weekend.

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Commencement 2022

Visit the Commencement Office for information on event times, caps & gowns, tickets and more!