The virtual event will feature commencement speeches and appearances from the Obamas, Beyoncé, BTS, Doja Cat, Lady Gaga, Maluma, Megan Thee Stallion, and more to give this year’s high school and college seniors the graduation ceremony they deserve.
YouTube will be hosting their virtual ‘Dear Class of 2020’ commencement ceremony as part of their YouTube Originals tomorrow on Saturday, June 6 at 3pm ET/12pm PT. The livestream graduation event will be dedicated to this year’s high school and college seniors who are unable to have a proper graduation celebration due the COVID-19 pandemic.
Former president and first lady of the United States Barack and Michelle Obama will be delivering commencement speeches. Other commencement speakers include former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, CEO of Google Sundar Pichai, American singers Beyoncé and Lady Gaga, K-pop boy band BTS, and activist Malala Yousafzai.
BTS and Lady Gaga will also be performing for the event, and also include performances by Camila Cabello, Doja Cat, Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Maluma, Chloe x Halle, and CNCO.
The ceremony will also include special appearances from numerous celebrities for the star-filled event including Kevin Durant, Bill and Melinda Gates, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, Demi Lovato, Kelly Rowland, Taylor Swift, among others.
Additionally, a virtual grad night after-party will be held after the ceremony with BTS headlining the celebratory occasion.
YouTube is working in partnership with Michelle Obama’s Higher Reach Initiative, Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, Malala Fund, TODAY, and Ideas United, with production being done by Done + Dusted.