The New School

Virtual Commencement

When COVID-19 forced the cancellation of in-person commencement ceremony, our tech team rallied to create a robust and engaging virtual celebration for this important milestone. 2,000 participants from around the world joined the festivities, which included a secure, password protected searchable yearbook, as well as a robust broadcast ceremony livestream with interactive text chat feature so viewers could cheer on their favorite grad. As a bonus, the program was also available as a playback, which the graduates could keep as a memento and also share with friends and family who were unavailable to tune in live.