As seniors around the country are forced to deal with the reality of not being able to have an actual graduation ceremony, Facebook has enlisted the help of a slew of celebrities to commemorate the occasion in a more creative way.
On May 15, the social media giant will host a live-streaming graduation event that will feature a commencement speech by Oprah Winfrey, a performance by Miley Cyrus (needless to say, she'll be singing "The Climb") and appearances by the likes of Akwafina, Simone Biles, Jennifer Garner and Lil Nas X, among others.
"The ceremony will acknowledge high schools and colleges in the US by name, state by state, including photos and videos of the class of 2020 and messages from deans and principals across the country," writes Marne Levine, the VP of Global Partnerships, Business and Corporate Development in the official announcement. "Graduates can also host their own virtual graduation ceremony and party via Facebook, with special features including a virtual graduation hub, custom filters, family and friends celebrations enabled by Messenger Rooms, and more."
The celebrations will begin on Monday, May 11, on Instagram, where seniors will be able to showcase photos, experiences and videos in connection to their own graduations.
The exciting event comes at the heels of a virtual prom that actor John Krasinski hosted just a few weeks ago on on his critically acclaimed YouTube series "Some Good News." It seems like celebrities are rallying to make this at-times demoralizing time in history that much more exciting—and we're here for it.
The graduation will kick off on May 15 at 2pm EST and it will stream on Facebook Watch. See you there!