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Graduation Fair

Spring 2022 Grad Fair dates:

March 17-19, 2022
Thursday and Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Location: University Village Bookstore!

Ordering Your Academic Regalia

Any student who wishes to participate in the Commencement Ceremony will be required to wear proper regalia. The degree you are earning from ODU should be represented by the academic gown and hood worn at Commencement. As well as a mortarboard (cap) and tassel.

Students can order packages (regalia, announcements, rings, diploma frames) at the Herff Jones site from mid-Jan to April 1.


Students will also be able to order regalia on the bookstore site, www.ShopODU.com, any time from now until graduation.


Students will have the opportunity to purchase standard graduation announcements or place orders for personalized announcements. Announcements can be bundled with regalia.

Diploma Frames

Framing Success will have a selection of diploma frames to purchase on-site. Diploma frames can be purchased in bundles with regalia, or they can also be ordered individually online at www.ShopODU.com.

Class Rings

Balfour and Herff Jones will be assisting students with ordering class rings. Please check the bookstore's social media pages for exclusive on campus ring sale dates in addition to the Grad Fair.

Graduation Stoles

While stoles are not required to participate in the commencement event, many students choose to wear one to showcase heritage, interests, and/or organizations they participated during their academic careers. These stoles can be purchased at the bookstore individually, or bundled with regalia orders.


If by some chance an individual cannot take part in the ceremony after purchasing regalia, refunds can only be issued by Herff Jones by contacting customer service through the below link. After that time no refunds will be issued to the student.


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