This Year’s Best Virtual Celebrity Commencement Speeches That’ll Give You Hope for the Future


No one could’ve predicted that the class of 2020 would have to trade their in-person graduation ceremonies for livestreams and Zoom calls. However, this year’s graduating class has pioneered the world’s new normal by triumphantly finishing their academic year at home, and that’s something to be extremely proud of.

To help celebrate and uplift all graduating students across the country for their ability to adapt and thrive during these unprecedented times, A-list stars have rallied to salute young people’s efforts and offer them important pieces of advice as they enter the next phases of their lives.

President Barack Obama

Tom Hanks

Matthew McConaughey

Oprah Winfrey

Ashton Kutcher