You’re Invited! Where to Watch Commencements for The Class of 2020

Melissa W.

Are your graduation plans still in the process of being worked out but you’re wanting to celebrate now? Here’s a schedule of upcoming virtual, nationwide commencement ceremonies:

#Graduation2020: Facebook and Instagram Celebrate the Class of 2020

When: May 15th, 2020 // 2:00pm EST

Where: Facebook and Instagram streaming

Details: Joined by several celebrities sharing words of wisdom for seniors, Oprah Winfrey will deliver a commencement speech for high school and college graduates of The Class of 2020. The ceremony will name all high schools and colleges in each state and include messages and photos from deans and principals from around the US. Facebook and Instagram are encouraging graduates to host their own virtual parties on the platform.

Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition

When: May 16th, 2020 // 2:00pm EST

Where: YouTube streaming

Details: Former President Barack Obama will honor graduates from 74 historically black colleges for a 2-hour long commencement titled, “Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition.” 

Graduate Together: High School Class of 2020 Commencement

When: May 16th, 2020 // 8:00pm EST

Where: ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and other streaming services

Details: Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady, Michelle Obama will deliver a virtual commencement address for The Class of 2020 with the help of several athletes and celebrities. The hour-long special, titled, “Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020” will be broadcast on major news networks and streaming services.

Commencement: Speeches for the Class of 2020

When: May 16th, 2020

Where: iHeart Media Podcast

Details: iHeart Media will host a podcast series of commencement speeches from several celebrities and thought leaders ahead of the official “National Graduation Day.”

Dear Class of 2020

When: June 6th // 3:00pm EST

Where: YouTube streaming

Details: Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama join celebrities and thought leaders to address The Class of 2020 and celebrate their accomplishments.

However you’re able to celebrate your commencement this year, we recommend you dress in your full regalia -- honors gear included!

As a reminder, our team continues to operate with a modified business solution, complete with remote and isolated order processing locations. Our goal is to safely deliver honor and recognition gear to schools and institutions to have ready for their students once graduation dates have been reworked. We understand the importance of graduation regalia and what it means to students and faculty and want graduates to mark their accomplishments in a way in which they deserve. No matter what your commencement ceremony looks like this year, our honor and recognition gear means the same and looks just as great!

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