YouTube rescheduled its “Dear Class of 2020” event by one day in observance of a memorial service for George Floyd, the Minneapolis man killed by police last week. Floyd’s Raeford, North Carolina, memorial service will be held June 6, and YouTube’s virtual commencement event will now take place June 7.
Music superstars Beyonce and Janelle Monae will join both former President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama in delivering an “inspirational message to the 2020 class,” YouTube said.
Graduating students who wish to upload their own video to be included in the commencement event can do so before Friday, May 22, via the “Dear Class of 2020” webpage. Students can also add virtual shout-outs through an online message board.
“While many of the traditional graduation ceremonies across the world have been canceled this year, the class of 2020 is not missing their chance to celebrate,” YouTube said in a statement. “You are the class of innovation and we know you all have found a way to celebrate your massive massive massive accomplishments from home.”
A full list of speakers and guests can be found below.
President Barack Obama
Robert M. Gates
Alphabet & Google CEO Sundar Pichai
Chloe x Halle
Lizzo and the New York Philharmonic
Megan Thee Stallion
A performance of “Beautiful Day” produced by Finneas featuring Leon Bridges, Camila Cabello, Noah Cyrus, Ty Dolla $ign, Cynthia Erivo, Khalid, Tove Lo, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, and Ben Platt
A performance of “Still I Rise” featuring Madison Calley, Misty Copeland, Naya Lovell, Janelle Monáe, Shonda Rhimes, Tracee Ellis Ross, Kelly Rowland, and Yara Shahidi
La La Anthony
Jenna Bush Hager
Cindy Crawford and Kaia Gerber
Joseph Gordon Levitt
Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart
Bill and Melinda Gates
Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson
Michael B. Jordan
Keegan Michael Key
Gabrielle Union and husband Dwayne Wade
Russell Wilson and Ciara
Cast of HBO’s “Euphoria” including Zendaya
Cast of “Schitt’s Creek”
Cast of “The Simpsons”
Nikkie De Jager
Zane Hijazi and Heath Hussar
Vanessa and Veronica Merrell
The Try Guys