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Virtual Graduation & Commencement Ceremonies

Virtual Events + Digital Experiences

Virtual Events + Digital Experiences

Graduating is a big deal.

But in recent weeks, many colleges sent students home amid the COVID-19 pandemic and have switched over to online courses to finish out the semester. For graduating seniors, that means no graduation ceremony, no cap, and no gown.

 

Let’s change that. 

 

Let’s give graduates a way to celebrate their academic achievements  in a meaningful way with fellow classmates, family, and friends.

Create a virtual graduation with Gradify.

Gradify is a virtual graduation solution created by Subvrsive. While it may not currently be possible for schools and universities to host in-person commencement ceremonies, the good news is, with Gradify, there are several ways to give students and their families a meaningful way to celebrate digitally.

Pre-programmed video ceremonies

Pre-recorded video ceremonies that students and families watch at their convenience.

Live-streamed video ceremonies

Live-streamed video ceremonies that students and families watch together in real-time.

Interactive live-streamed video ceremonies

Webinar-style live video ceremonies that students and families join and participate in via webcams.

Interactive VR ceremonies

Interactive VR ceremonies held in game-like 3D environments that students and families join as avatars.

A Closer Look at the Options

Let grads and families celebrate anytime.

 

The simplest way to provide students with a meaningful graduation experience online is to pre-record a ceremony and invite students and their families to watch it at their own convenience.

Some thought starters:
  • House the video on a branded microsite that incorporates elements like graduate profiles, message boards, and a social aggregate of messages from family and friends
  • Share pre-recorded commencement addresses and student speeches
  • Announce the names of graduates and show personalized slide or video for each grad

Invite grads and families to tune in live.

 

Hosting a live ceremony online is a great way to make digital graduations feel more like the real thing. Send proper invitations with a schedule of events so everyone knows when to tune in and what to expect.

Some thought starters:
  • House the live stream on a branded microsite that incorporates elements like graduate profiles, message boards, and a social aggregate of messages from family and friends
  • Live stream commencement addresses and student speeches
  • Announce the names of graduates and show a personalized slide or video for each grad

Let grads and families participate in the event.

 

One of the best parts of graduation day is interacting with faculty, fellow grads, and friends. Consider hosting a live ceremony that allows graduates – along with their family and friends – to join in using their own webcams! Add interactive moments into the schedule that create a sense of presence and engagement.

Some thought starters:
    • House the event on a branded microsite that incorporates elements like graduate profiles, message boards, and a social aggregate of messages from family and friends
    • Live stream commencement speeches and include chat functionality
    • Announce the names of graduates and show a slide or video for each grad
    • Incorporate interactive elements like giveaways to keep viewers engaged to the end
    • Host a social happy hour where students can mingle with faculty, family, and friends

Go all in with a virtual reality ceremony.

 

To truly immerse graduates and their families in the graduation ceremony, consider creating a fully interactive virtual reality (VR) event. Guests can choose an avatar and join in.

Some thought starters:
    • House the event on a branded microsite that incorporates elements like graduate profiles, message boards, and a social aggregate of messages from family and friends
    • Create a VR environment that resembles your school’s actual events center
    • Let students select and customize their avatars and graduation attire
    • Live stream commencement addresses on virtual screens within the environment
    • Let students “walk” when their name is called to receive a virtual diploma
    • Incorporate interactive elements like giveaways to keep viewers engaged
    • Host a social happy hour where guests and faculty can mingle after the ceremony

Additional Opportunities for Any Virtual Graduation

AR Photo Filters and Frames

Let students take festive graduation photos.

What happens straight after any typical graduation? Endless photos. While students may not be able to snap graduation photos on campus, we can create custom AR filters and frames that offer a festive alternative.

Some thought starters:
  • A pack of custom campus backdrops: the stadium, the clocktower, the school sign
  • A pack of school-branded face filters: a school-branded baseball cap, a mascot mask
  • A pack of graduation-themed face filters: a graduation cap, “Class of 2020” sunglasses

Graduation Microsite

Create an interactive space online for the ceremony.

House the commencement ceremony – whether it’s a video, live stream, or interactive event – on a custom microsite that creates a sense of celebration and community among graduates and their families.

Some thought starters:
  • Incorporate elements like graduate profiles and message boards
  • Include a social aggregate of congratulatory messages from family and friends

Social Media Simulcast

Share the ceremony on the most popular social platforms.

Simulcast the ceremony to social platforms like Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, and Twitch so family and friends can tune in in a variety of ways.

Some thought starters:
  • Share commencement addresses and student speeches
  • Intercut to student spotlight slides and student interaction happening in immersive rooms

Our Capabilities

Creative Strategy

Creative development
Concepting & treatments
Wireframes & user journeys
Pre-visualizations
Art direction

Content Production

Post-produced experiences
2D + 360 live streaming
Digital asset creation
Custom microsites + apps

Design

2D & 3D animation
2D modeling & texturing
UX design
Realtime VFX
Spatial audio engineering

Development

Unity & Unreal
Web AR
iOS & Android apps
Oculus apps
QA testing

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