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2020
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Facts on Spring 2020 Commencement

Ohio State University Spring 2020 Commencement
Sunday, May 3, 2019
Historic virtual commencement
Noon

Number of degrees and certificates

Doctoral 261
Professional 983
Masters 1,983
Bachelors 9,077
Associates 594
Certificates 69
Total: 12,967

WELCOMING REMARKS: Melissa Shivers, vice president for student life

PRESIDING OFFICER: President Michael V. Drake

COMMENCEMENT SPEAKER: Tim Cook, CEO of Apple

STUDENT SPEAKERS: Kate Greer, outgoing president of Undergraduate Student Government

HONORARY DEGREE (awarded in absentia): The university awarded the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree to Tim Cook, the commencement speaker.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARDS (awarded in absentia): Distinguished Service Awards were presented to Philip T.K. Daniel, the William Ray and Marie Adamson Flesher Professor of Education Administration (emeritus); E. Christopher Ellison, the Robert M. Zollinger Professor Emeritus in the College of Medicine; and Timothy Gerber, professor emeritus of music.