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Congratulations, Class of 2016!

April 28, 2016

On May 8, Ohio State welcomed the largest graduating class in university history to the alumni family, awarding 11,235 degrees. See highlights of the day.

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The Buckeye alumni family just grew.

At Ohio State's spring Commencement ceremony on May 8, graduates from 97 countries and 6 continents received diplomas.

“Today you join our Buckeye family of nearly 540,000 alumni around the world."– Jim Smith, President, The Ohio State University Alumni Association; Class of 1991

"Individually and collectively, you have been enabled, empowered and we hope inspired to change the world. We don’t know exactly how or when or where, but we know for sure you will make the world a better place."– Dr. Michael V. Drake, President, The Ohio State University

Buckeye fact: With 11,235 degrees awarded, the Class of 2016 is the largest in Ohio State history.