I can’t believe my commencement day has already come and gone! These four years went so fast, and Commencement was the perfect way to finish my time as an undergraduate student at Ohio State. I had so much fun attending the commencement ceremony and celebrating with my family–and of course, taking lots of pictures!
Me at Browning Amphitheater in 1999 and 2018
On the day of Commencement, I went to the French Field House in my cap and gown to get lined up for the processional into the stadium. We walked in 13 lines to a stadium full of family and friends who were cheering for us and took our seats in our assigned section. During Commencement, we heard from Ohio State President Michael Drake, two graduating student speakers, and Sue Desmond-Hellmann, the CEO of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, who encouraged us to stop thinking about “me” and start thinking about “us.”
At Commencement, we also received our diplomas. Did you know that Ohio State is one of the few schools that hand-delivers diplomas during Commencement? I didn’t!
Here’s a video with more information about the process.
I can’t believe my time in undergrad has come to an end–it feels like just yesterday I was moving into my freshman dorm, Lincoln Tower. I’ve had a great time living and learning at Ohio State, and I’ve had amazing experiences making friends, getting involved in student organizations, and even getting to see several celebrities speak at the university! I’m so glad I’ll be attending grad school here so I get to have even more amazing experiences over the next few years. And I’m thrilled that I have all of my Buckeyes Blog posts chronicling my time as an Ohio State undergraduate student. They’re a great way to look back on everything I’ve done while I’ve been here.
Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to read my blog posts over the years! I had a wonderful time writing them, and I hope you’ve enjoyed reading them as much as I’ve enjoyed writing them!
Celebrating with my brothers