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New: Ohio State postpones spring commencement

University will communicate new information later this month

The Ohio State University announced today that spring commencement will be postponed.

News of the decision was sent to students, faculty and staff in response to the international viral outbreak of 2019 Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The university launched a website with information about the coronavirus as well as an email account where general questions about the coronavirus can be directed: coronavirus@osumc.edu

President Michael V. Drake issued a new university-wide letter today (March 17):

Dear Ohio State Community:

Following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendation that no large events be scheduled over the next eight weeks, we have postponed our spring commencement.

Our preference is to reschedule for later this spring, but it is premature to select a new date at this time. We will continue to evaluate information as we receive it and communicate a decision later this month.

Commencement is one of our most cherished traditions, and we remain fully committed to celebrating our graduates at an appropriate time. We sincerely appreciate your continued support and understanding


Michael V. Drake, MD


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