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Class of 2023 title


This year’s commencement will be held on O’Dowd’s lower field - Saturday, June 3.


Each graduate will receive 10 tickets for their family and friends. This year’s ceremony will also include performances by the jazz and symphonic bands. More information about parking, photography, and graduation regalia will be communicated soon.

Families, please keep an eye out for an email from Darling Vinavong to confirm the name you want printed on your student's diploma.

Ordering Caps, Gowns & Announcements


We use Achievers for caps, gowns, and announcements. The cost of the cap and gown is covered by O’Dowd. Submit the size HERE by March 15. Graduation announcements are a separate cost and can be purchased from Achievers or elsewhere. Password bod510. Contact Eloy Garcia at Achievers or call 408-441-7200.

If you have any questions about graduation, please contact Starr Gray, Director of Student Activities.


Senior Ads Now On Sale!


The deadline to purchase and design a Senior Ad is January 5, 2023. Space is limited, so do not wait!


Go to and search for “O’Dowd” to get started. Prices are as follows: 

full-page ads - $350

half-page ads - $225

quarter-page ads - $150


Questions? Email Damian Barnes.


Join us in honoring and celebrating O’Dowd teachers!


The Senior Class Gift supports the Fund for Faculty Excellence, which provides professional development, and assists in continuing to recruit and retain talented teachers. Please make your gift today. An anonymous donor is doubling donations, dollar-for-dollar, up to $50,000, so your investment in the Senior Class Gift will go twice as far.


We are happy to share that over 50 families have supported the Senior Class Gift so far and hope to have 100% participation from all Class of 2023 families. Please make your gift today.


As you wrap up the college application season, please keep in mind the following items:

  • Continue to check and monitor emails, including the portals schools ask you to create

  • Update Naviance with your college lists and college decisions

  • Don't forget to write a thank you note to teachers that put time into writing you a letter

  • A loving reminder that senior grades still matter - stay focused!

  • When in doubt, reach out to your counselor


March 2023

15 - Cap and Gown size to Achievers


3 - Senior Award Ceremony (6:30pm)

13 - Senior Ball (6:30 - 10:00pm)

18 - Senior Night BBQ (6:00 - 9:30pm)



2 - Baccalaureate Mass, Cummins Center (5:00 - 6:30pm)

3 - Commencement Ceremony

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