Tim Cook to give virtual commencement address to Ohio State University students on May 3

Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook has been confirmed to give a virtual commencement address to students of the Ohio State University on Sunday, May 3.

The event will be live streamed.

According to the announcement, the official broadcast will also include musical performances, Ohio Stadium empty of students and, of course, Cook’s own commencement address.

“I am delighted to welcome ‌Tim Cook‌ as our spring commencement speaker,” Ohio State President Michael Drake was quoted as saying in a press release. “We are grateful for Mr. Cook’s participation in this important tradition and know his unique insights will guide Buckeyes as they continue to innovate the future.”

In addition to the virtual ceremony on May 3, the university will hold a physical recognition event at a later date. Members of the Class of 2020 will be actively included in the planning and scheduling of that event.

The Apple chief executive previously addressed graduates of George Washington University in February 2015, Duke University in May 2018, Tulane University in May 2019, Stanford University in June 2019 and his undergraduate alma mater Auburn University in 2010.

Ohio State and Apple in October 2017 announced an education and research digital learning initiative to help design an d create a comprehensive, university-wide digital learning content with the goal of supporting both the university and its surrounding community.

A few weeks later, the university taunted Apple at a football game over an iOS error which yielded an autocorrect suggestion of “A[?]” instead of the letter “I”, fixed in iOS 11.1.1.