This month, more than 3 million high school seniors will be missing the milestone of walking in their graduation ceremonies, with the COVID-19 pandemic having uprooted the U.S. school system, making online learning the new normal for students.
All is not lost, however. Brands such as Chase, Natural Light and Doritos, along with platforms like Facebook, Instagram and iHeartMedia have stepped up to help fill the void by throwing virtual graduation celebrations to celebrate the Class of 2020. Many are emphasizing the tradition of commencement speeches by partnering with celebrities and inspiring individuals to make sure those graduating don’t miss out on these ritual experiences.
Proms are another fun milestone for graduating students that have been erased from the calendar this May, and brands like Jack in the Box and Chipotle are trying to fill in the blanks with virtual events. Scroll down for prom events.
VIRTUAL GRADUATION EVENTS