Commencement often involves many layers of planning for administrators and students, covering everything from travel to seating and dining arrangements. The actual cost for Sunday’s ceremony will approach $500,000 for Ohio State, and the planning this year also includes a change in seating and informing visitors of the mumps outbreak on and around campus.
The budget for the 2014 commencement ceremony is set to be $475,000 and about 10,000 students are expected to graduate, said university spokeswoman Amy Murray.
“Expenses include things like diploma printing, transportation and parking, public safety, Facilities Operation and Design (for stadium setup),” Murray said in an email.
Jenny Brace, a fourth-year in speech and hearing… Read more