Ohio State University: Ohio State to award more than 12,000 degrees Sunday

The Ohio State University will confer 12,439 degrees and certificates during the spring commencement ceremony at Ohio Stadium on Sunday, May 8.

President Kristina M. Johnson will preside over ceremonies that will begin at noon. Intel CEO Patrick P. Gelsinger will deliver the commencement address.

Earlier this year, Intel shared plans to invest more than $20 billion in the construction of two new leading-edge chip factories in Ohio — the largest single private section investment in state history — and an additional $100 million toward partnerships with educational institutions such as Ohio State to develop talent and bolster research programs in the region.

In addition to Gelsinger’s address, remarks will be provided by Dr. Freeman A. Hrabowski III, president of University of Maryland, Baltimore County; Sen. Robert J. Portman; and statistician Dr. Grace Wahba. Ohio State will present the Distinguished Service Award to Caroline C. Whitacre and Robert L. Wright Jr. during the ceremony.

For those guests who will be unable to attend spring commencement, Ohio State offers a livestream available here.

To ensure the safety of all graduates and their guests, heightened security measures will be in effect throughout commencement ceremonies and events.

Gates will open at 10 a.m. on Sunday. Tickets are not required and seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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