Since the past two years, Apple CEO Tim Cook has been delivering a commencement address for graduating students in Ohio State University. As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic calls for greater precautions and unique measures for staying safe, this year, Tim Cook will be delivering a virtual commencement address to university graduates.
Buckeyes are all set to hold a virtual commencement in spring, as announced by The Ohio State University. The class of 2020 will be graduating on May 3rd. Large gatherings are prohibited for the prevention of any further spread of coronavirus. The official announcement states that the live-streamed ceremony will take place at noon on Sunday, May 3rd, with approximately 12,000 graduating students.
Ohio President Michael Drake told students
“I am delighted to welcome Tim Cook as our spring commencement speaker. We are grateful for Mr Cook’s participation in this important tradition and know his unique insights will guide Buckeyes as they continue to innovate the future.”
Ohio State University is an innovative institution with an established research partnership with Apple through the Digital Flagship Initiative of the University. The university supports digital learning in students with innovative means of education. It also promotes economic development opportunities for community services among its students.
The ceremony is set to take place with more than a thousand diplomas expected to be awarded. It will live broadcast President Drake and university officials at Ohio stadium in a traditional commencement ceremony with musical performances, special guests and a commencement address by Tim Cook.