02/20/2013 03:28 pm ET Updated Feb 21, 2013

Obama To Deliver Ohio State's Commencement Address

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President Barack Obama will deliver The Ohio State University's commencement address, officials at The White House and the university announced Wednesday afternoon.

University President E. Gordon Gee told the Columbus Dispatch that he's honored to host the president and thrilled that "the final chapter of our graduates' college experience will be written by the leader of our remarkable nation."

Obama is no stranger to the university of over 56,000 students and 28,000 staff members. In 16 months, the president has visited five times, including a May visit that officially launched his 2012 reelection campaign and an early November visit featuring Bruce Springsteen and Jay-Z, at which the rapper rephrased one of his lyrics as, "I've got 99 problems, but Mitt ain't one."

The university estimates approximately 12,000 students will receive diplomas during the ceremony on Sunday, May 5. The president will also speak at Morehouse College, a historically black school, on May 19.

Last year, Obama spoke at Barnard College.

WATCH that speech below:



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