Since 2014, we’ve had the honor of producing the Commencement exercises for the nation’s most internationally diverse institute, Rutgers University – Newark. When the COVID-19 pandemic made it impossible to gather together for the usual 15,000-person event at the beautiful Prudential Center, we were tasked with finding a way to honor the Class of 2020 in a safe and responsible way.
The solution is a Virtual Graduate Recognition program. We worked closely with Rutgers to create a custom virtual experience that will bring everyone together to celebrate while remaining safely in their homes. Our show flow brings student representatives, individual graduate recognition, and inspiring speakers – including commencement speaker Angie Martinez – directly into the homes of the graduates and their families. We’re even producing a video montage celebrating the class and their accomplishments.
The plan is still to hold an in-person Commencement for the Class of 2020 later this year, but we’re proud to ensure that graduation season won’t pass Rutgers-Newark by without appropriate celebration.