Making the transition to remote learning

Virtual Graduations

As educational institutions plan for graduation this year, with a little creativity and the right tools, there are ways to celebrate safely and make positive memories for all. Microsoft Education is here to help with tools and ideas to help you create an engaging and rewarding experience for students, families, and educators alike.

Preserve end-of-year traditions online

Hosting a virtual celebration is a first for many, and we’re here to help with the resources, tools, and guidance you need to make your traditions memorable.

Digital celebrations

Celebrate with photos and videos. Host a digital sports banquet, say goodbye before middle school, or celebrate other important milestones. You can host your digital graduation or celebration using photos and videos for a rich, distributable, and accessible event.

Pre-recorded graduation ceremonies

Create a pre-recorded, digital ceremony for your graduates following the traditional graduation flow with an academic procession, a welcome address, presentation of awards, speeches, and more.

Live online graduations

You can host a live event with Microsoft Teams for an easy way to broadcast your graduation to students, educators, and families online. Live events encourage connection, give attendees a way to watch speeches, see the virtual awarding of awards and diplomas, and celebrate together.

case study

Kyoto’s Ritsumeikan Primary School

Learn how one school recently hosted a live graduation ceremony for students and teachers. The entire process – from decision to deployment – took only six days to organize and implement.

Plan your celebration with one-on-one help from our team

Thank you for your interest in hosting a virtual graduation using our free toolkit. Due to the overwhelming positive response, we have now reached capacity for technical support from our Microsoft Store team. For additional support, please reference the many tutorials and guides posted on this page.

Host a virtual graduation in Minecraft

Minecraft is a favorite destination for virtual events and celebrations. Your educational institution may already have created a virtual Minecraft world, or you may want to start a new one for your virtual graduation. Explore some amazing stories of students using Minecraft, as well as a list of resources that can help you create your own Minecraft world.

Learn more about Minecraft events


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