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Video celebrates the Ohio State summer 2020 graduates

University will award more than 1,700 degrees in virtual ceremony

The Ohio State University is celebrating its summer 2020 graduates with a special 30-minute video recognizing some of the achievements of the class. The university will award 1,763 degrees and certificates to the graduating class in a virtual ceremony that begins at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 9.

A pre-ceremony program featuring messages from graduates, deans and other university leaders from across all campuses will begin at 1:30 p.m. Both the pre-ceremony and the ceremony can be viewed by livestream on the commencement website and will be broadcast statewide on the Ohio Channel.

When the ceremony has concluded, video of the event – including the pre-ceremony program – will be made available to the public and television stations across Ohio at http://go.osu.edu/summercomm.

Excerpts from the commencement ceremony will be rebroadcast on WOSU-TV, Channel 34, at 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 10.

In light of COVID-19 restrictions on large gatherings, no graduates will be physically present, and the university cannot accommodate on-site media coverage of the ceremony. Reporters are encouraged to cover the ceremony remotely.

The university announced on July 16 that Michael Redd, an Olympic gold medalist and former NBA All-Star for the Milwaukee Bucks, will deliver the commencement address during the virtual commencement.

Graduates will receive their degrees and a copy of the commencement program in the mail at their permanent address. The university will hold a physical recognition event at a later date when it is safe to do so. Members of the Class of 2020 will be actively involved in the scheduling and planning of that event.

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