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Commencement:General Information

Ceremony Information

Commencement Speakers

Read the full biographies and find out more about the extraordinary people that will be welcoming our graduating class into the real world.

Schedule of Events

See the schedule of events for the week leading up to Commencement.

Inclement Weather Plan

In the event that inclement weather may hinder commencement an announcement will be made to follow the inclement weather plan.

Special Needs Accommodations

Special assistance can be arranged for people who need accommodations to attend or participate in commencement.

Commencement Past and Future

Students Walk to Commencement Ceremony


The commencement exercises are steeped in tradition. Each element of the ceremony has a meaning.

Young female student

Video Archive

Relive your graduation ceremony whenever you want.

Commencement Arena

Future Commencement Dates

Start planning your commencement weekend around the approved dates.

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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.

Fall Open House

It's time to fall in love with ODU! Join us for our last Open House event of the semester on Saturday, November 19.

Commencement 2022

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