Beyoncé, Taylor Swift, Billie Eilish, Justin Timberlake, Lady Gaga, BTS, Michelle and Barack Obama and many more will deliver commencement speeches and congratulations to graduates as part of YouTube’s “Dear Class of 2020,” beginning Sunday at 3 p.m. EST.
The four-hour special will also feature appearances by artists like Lizzo, Megan Thee Stallion, Alicia Keys, Shawn Mendes, Jennifer Lopez, Finneas, Katy Pery and Demi Lovato, actors like Seth Rogen, Chris Pine, Jack Black and John Mulaney, the cast of The Simpsons and Schitt’s Creek, Jimmy Kimmel, Condoleezza Rice and more. BTS will also close out the special with a performance.
“Dear Class of 2020″ is “a virtual commencement celebration bringing together inspirational leaders, celebrities, and YouTube creators to celebrate graduates, their families, and their communities,” YouTube said of the special, the latest to honor both college and high school seniors whose graduations were canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Check out the full “Dear Class of 2020” schedule below:
Block 1: 3pm EST/12pm PST (approximate timing)
Alicia Keys Message to Graduates
President & Mrs. Obama Welcome
FINNEAS & Co.
Block 2: 4pm EST/1pm PST (approximate timing)
Sec. Condoleezza Rice
Block 3: 5:18pm EST/2:18pm PST (approximate timing)
The Try Guys
Sec. Robert M. Gates
Block 4: 6pm EST/3pm PST (approximate timing)
Nikkie De Jager
Heath & Zane
Chloe X Halle
President Barack Obama
Block 5: 7pm EST/4pm PST (approximate timing)
Megan Thee Stallion