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Commencement

Commencement is held at the end of the academic year in mid-June. The first OSU commencement was held in 1870, with three graduates — today, more than 4,000 graduating students are invited to take part. Families and friends are an important part of this celebratory event, where the university recognizes the achievements of its most recent graduating class and formally sends its graduates on to their next step in life.