How to Watch the Star-Studded Graduate Together Class of 2020 Special This Weekend

The graduation celebration will include appearances by President Barack Obama, LeBron James, Bad Bunny, Zendaya, Liza Koshy and many more.

By Kelsey Klemme May 15, 2020 1:00 PMTags
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While high school seniors may not be donning their caps and gowns on school campuses this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, there's still an epic graduation ceremony being held in their honor!

In case you hadn't heard, this Saturday (May 16) celebrities, educators and inspirational figures from all over the country are virtually gathering to celebrate high school seniors during the Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 special.

The LeBron James Family Foundation-held event (in conjunction with XQ Institute and the Entertainment Industry Foundation Partner) will feature commencement messages, musical performances and inspirational vignettes from figures like Barack Obama, LeBron James, National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson, Zendaya, David Dobrik, the Jonas Brothers and many more!

Check out all the details on how to watch below so that you can tune in to all the action.

All the Celebrities Stepping Up for the Class of 2020 With Virtual Proms and Commencement Speeches

When is the Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 Special?

On Saturday, May 16 the event special will be simulcast on a variety of networks, cable channels and social platforms at 8 p.m. ET/PT, 7 p.m. CT.

How can I watch the event?

NBC, ABC, FOX and CBS will air the simulcast along with cable partners ABC News Live, Bleacher Report, California Music Channel, CNN, The CW, FOX Business Network, FOX Now, FOX News Channel, Freeform, The ROK Channel, The Washington Post and Univision (which will air a Spanish-language version of the special.)

Additionally, viewers can watch the show on streaming and social platforms including Complex Networks, Facebook App, SiriusXM, TikTok, Twitter and YouTube.

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Who will I see involved with the event?

There is an exciting lineup of actors, musicians, political figures and more scheduled to make an appearance!

Among those honoring the graduates include Lana Condor, Dolan Twins, Liza Koshy, Maren Morris, Olivia Wilde, Bad Bunny, KAROL G, Charli D'Amelio, H.E.R., Ben Platt, Megan Rapinoe, Yara Shahidi, Lena Waithe, Pharrell Williams and Nobel Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai.

You can see the full list of everyone involved at Graduate Together's site.

How can I get involved?

Students, teachers and families can tag social media posts with the hashtag #GraduateTogether, or share their stories on the event's website, to join the conversation.

Additionally, graduates can share their pictures and stories to the #GraduateTogether virtual yearbook and can even use a special #GraduateTogether Lens on Snapchat that will feature a black and white polka-dot background perfect to use as a portrait.

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