Ohio State Celebrates Class of 2022

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — Lines to enter Ohio Stadium were long Sunday morning, but morale was high as Ohio State University celebrated the class of 2022.

And while morale was high, graduates, friends and family gathered to celebrate the accomplishment of ending their college careers, but that career did not come without some challenges.

College isn’t easy and success doesn’t come without hard work.

“Be proud,” said graduate Michelle Dixon. “You made the sacrifices and you got the job done.”

The Class of 2022 knows exactly what that means. In 2020 the school, like the rest of the world, had to change the way it operated, from virtual learning to masks, the university was not as they imagined.

But they succeeded.

“I think it’s just about believing in yourself and going through the bad times and remembering why you’re doing this and keep trying,” said graduate Tate Dixon.

Sunday’s ceremony was a reminder of those good times: an unrestricted graduation welcoming thousands of Buckeyes and their supporters.

“I’ve found a lot of support just by talking to my teachers and my friends,” said graduate Kelsey Wallace.

Today, these graduates, on the strength of their experience, offer their advice for the next promotion.

“Just follow your dreams and do what makes your heart happy,” said MA graduate Jazmin Arce. “If you get to come to a school like Ohio State, choose the path that will make you happy.”

The university awarded 12,345 degrees at Sunday’s two graduation ceremonies.

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