Facts on Spring 2020 Commencement
Ohio State University Spring 2020 Commencement
Sunday, May 3, 2019
Historic virtual commencement
Number of degrees and certificates
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.