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Distance Learning Commencement Information


All distance learning students who wish to participate in the commencement ceremony must follow the same process and meet the same deadlines as resident instruction (on-campus) students. It is recommended that distance learning students contact their advisor as early in the process as possible to ensure proper completion of all requirements.


Distance learning students must register for participation and the same ticket policies apply. Tickets can be reserved online and distributed to guests. You will receive emails closer to commencement week with full details on how to reserve your tickets.

Tickets cannot be mailed for any reason.


Herff Jones has a website which assists you in ordering the proper regalia and having it shipped to your home. Again, this saves you a special trip to Norfolk. You may order online (There is a $20.00 shipping and handling charge and there is an ordering deadline... check the Herff Jones website for details). No orders will be accepted by mail, phone or fax.

Other Purchases

The University Village Bookstore (corner of Monarch Way and 45th Street) and the Monarch Market (inside Webb University Center) are open on the day of commencement for the purchasing of diploma frames and ODU merchandise.

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