Obama to deliver commencement address at Ohio State University
February 20th, 2013
02:11 PM ET
1 year ago

Obama to deliver commencement address at Ohio State University

(CNN) - President Barack Obama will deliver the commencement address at The Ohio State University on May 5, the school announced Wednesday, becoming the third sitting president to deliver a commencement address at the school.

Obama has visited the Columbus, Ohio school at least five times, including on May 5, 2012 for the first campaign rally of his re-election campaign. His most recent visit to the university was in October for a campaign rally in the important battleground state.

Presidents George W. Bush and Gerald Ford also delivered commencement addresses there; George H. W. Bush and Walter Mondale delivered commencement addresses when they were vice presidents.

The university has approximately 43,000 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of 63,000.

Obama will also speak at the spring commencement at Morehouse College in Atlanta, the college announced over the weekend.

– CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser contributed to this report


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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Rudy NYC

    Obama will also speak at the spring commencement at Morehouse College in Atlanta, the college announced over the weekend.
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    Morehouse. It's nestled up against three other traditionally black colleges. It's also where Morehouse graduate Spike Lee filmed many scenes from his movie, "School Daze".

    February 20, 2013 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  2. PaulCat

    Someone better tell Rubio about this. He may want to get back to the States fast.
    ......poor baby......

    February 20, 2013 02:23 pm at 2:23 pm |
  3. Al-NY,NY

    Right next to Tan Man's district...good

    February 20, 2013 02:32 pm at 2:32 pm |
  4. Rudy NYC

    The [Ohio Stete] university has approximately 43,000 undergraduate students and a total enrollment of 63,000.
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    I'd hate to be the poor soul delivering pizzas on football Saturday afternoons. Or even worse, what about the the poor souls in the stores trying to make a hundred pizzas, or far more during peaks, per hour.

    February 20, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  5. Sniffit

    "Someone better tell Rubio about this. He may want to get back to the States fast."

    That's ok...the Trojan Token will no doubt release a statement saying that he's "pleased" the President has "finally decided to visit OH State" or something similarly condescending, disingenuous and smarmy.

    February 20, 2013 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  6. The Real Tom Paine

    I am just waiting for someone to either attack him for speaking at a "bastion of liberalism" ( higher education, or education in general), or attack him for not being at his desk 24×7, dutifully rolling over to the will of Speaker Boehner and Mitch McConnell and their campaign contributors. I wonder what word salad someone will spit out over this: it should be interesting.

    February 20, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  7. Don Ciccio Fitipaldi

    Good job Obama!

    February 20, 2013 03:53 pm at 3:53 pm |