Every Virtual Celebrity Graduation Commencement Speech 2020

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Pour one out for the class of 2020, which will not only take its final classes over Zoom — and, in the case of college students, likely spend its final days of school away from campus — but will miss the celebration of an in-person commencement. While many schools will hold virtual ceremonies, and some have planned in-person festivities for the fall or spring, it’s still a pretty anticlimactic ending. That’s where our nation’s biggest celebrities — the Obamas, Oprahs, Hankses and Gagas — come in. Spurred by one senior’s popular request for a virtual speech by Barack Obama, celebrities have come together to give some much-needed words of encouragement to the graduates. And, yes, that includes three (three!) Obama speeches. Choose your own virtual 2020 graduation adventure from the celebrity commencement events below.

Trust director John Waters to tell it like it is when it comes to the pandemic. The outspoken film director and icon of queer culture will remotely give the School of Visual Arts’ commencement address on May 27 at 1 p.m. ET, which will be open to watch on Facebook.

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