With graduations across the United States canceled due to the coronavirus, an a-list assortment of celebrities have got together for Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, airing across multiple channels on TV and online at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT/MT on May 15.
President Barack Obama is leading the commencement addresses, and he will be joined by sports stars, activists, actors, and performers from across the U.S. The ceremony is being executive produced by NBA legend LeBron James, who will be joined on the special by other sports stars like Megan Rapinoe and Shaquille O’Neal.
From the world of acting, meanwhile, come stars like Timothee Chalamet, Olivia Wilde and Kevin Hart, while The Jonas Brothers, Bad Bunny, H.E.R. and many more represent the music industry.
Among the inspiring figures viewers of Graduate Together can expect to hear from are Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the activist and Black-ish actor Yara Shadidi and LGBTQ+ activist and Emmy winner Lena Waithe.
Graduate Together is not the only e-graduation ceremony at which former President Obama will make a speech in the coming weeks. Obama is also giving a speech paying tribute to the graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities as part of Show Me Your Walk, HBCU Edition at 2 p.m. ET on May 16 on the HBCUStudent website. On June 6 at 3 p.m. ET, meanwhile he will take part in YouTube’s Dear Class of 2020 alongside his wife Michelle.
The full list of confirmed appearances also includes a number of social media stars and this year’s National Teacher of the Year. The lineup in full is as follows:
- President Barack Obama
- LeBron James, basketball player and activist
- Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist and Nobel Prize winner
- Musicians The Jonas Brothers with Karol G, who released their collaboration “X’ on May 14
- Yara Shahidi, Black-ish actor and activist
- H.E.R., singer and Grammy winner
- Bad Bunny, singer and Latin Grammy winner
- Lena Waithe, actor, writer and LGBTQ+ activist
- Pharrell Williams, rapper and producer
- Megan Rapinoe, World Cup-winning footballer
- Singer and actor Ben Platt and brothers Jonah and Henry
- Charli and Dixie D’Amelio, TikTok stars
- Chika, rapper
- YBN Cordae, rapper
- Kane Brown, singer and social media star
- Lana Condor, To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before actor
- David Dobrik, YouTube star
- Dolan Twins, comedy YouTubers
- Liza Koshy, actor and YouTuber
- Maren Morris, singer and producer
- National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson
- Olivia Wilde, actor and director
- Zendaya, actor and singer
- Kevin Hart, actor and comedian
- Loren Gray, singer and TikTok star
- BMIke, singer
- Alicia Keys, singer
- Timothee Chalamet, Oscar-nominated actor
- Dude With Sign, Instagram stars
- Chris Harrison, host of The Bachelor
- Shaquille O’Neal, basketball player
- Julianne Moore, Oscar-winning actor
Graduate Together airs on May 16 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and 7 p.m. CT/MT on multiple platforms.