Tuesday, June 20, 2006

You think you go to a big school?

Graduates set record as largest class
Ohio State Universty's President Karen A. Holbrook presided over the 376th commencement ceremony for the class of 2006, evoking emotions and applause speaking to the record-setting 7,643 graduates along with 35,000 guests.

Some things to note...
  • Those numbers may not include the students who decided not to walk that day and instead will be getting their diplomas by mail.
  • Everyone who did walk that day got their diploma on the football field. OSU prides itself on having live diplomas during graduation.
Later down in the article, they mention that some of the students were nervous before graduation. I don't remember being nervous, and I don't see why you would be. Sure, there are some cases where people find out that they flunked a critical class the previous week and will walk but will not actually receive a diploma, but given that you know you're going to graduate... I don't see what the big deal is. I was happy to be done with the whole thing.

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