Fall 2014 Dates
Please note that commencement tickets are not distributed during the Graduation Fair.
The Graduation Fair is the opportunity for graduating students to meet with all graduation/commencement vendors at the same time, in the same location. Students will be able to purchase regalia (cap, gown, tassel), class rings, diploma frames, as well as ODU apparel. Payment in full must accompany all orders.
Graduation Fair takes place in the University Village Bookstore, located at 4417 Monarch Way (corner of 45th Street and Monarch Way in the University Village). The graduation fair dates and times will be posted as soon as they are set by the bookstore and the vendor.
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. A hood color chart is enclosed in this packet. Caps and Gowns will be available during the Graduation Fair. You may also 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.
Students will have the opportunity to purchase standard graduation announcements or place orders for personalized announcements.
Balfour and Herff Jones will be assisting students with ordering class rings.
Framing Success will have a selection of diploma frames to purchase on-site.
If by some chance an individual cannot take part in the ceremony after purchasing regalia, they may receive a refund, minus a $10.00 processing fee, if the University Village Bookstore is notified 3 days before Commencement and if the package has not been opened by the customer. After that time no refunds will be issued to the student.