August 9, 2020
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Ceremony details

Join us in this celebration that marks the academic achievements of Ohio State graduates.

The ceremony begins at 2:00 p.m. and will last approximately one hour.

We welcome graduates and their family and guests to join in a virtual celebration on Sunday, August 9. This event does not replace an in-person ceremony in the future for the Class of 2020.

Pre-ceremony program

Before the ceremony, you can tune in to a special video to celebrate the achievements of the Class of 2020 with messages from graduates and leaders across the university beginning at 1:30 p.m. on the livestream.


Melissa S. Shivers
Vice President for Student Life

National anthem

Please stand at the Provost's signal.

Commencement address

Michael Wesley Redd
CEO and Founder
22 Ventures

Provost's remarks


Conferring of degrees

The senior vice provost will ask the graduates from each college to rise and will present them to the president. When all colleges have been presented and are standing, the provost will confer the degrees.

Welcome to new alumni

Molly Ranz Calhoun
Senior Vice President for Alumni Relations
President and CEO, The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc.

Singing of "Carmen Ohio"

Graduates and guests will be led in the singing of the alma mater.

2020 Summer Commencement

August 9, 2020