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Share a message with the class of 2020!

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during the commencement ceremony at Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia

Right now, high school and college seniors across the country are missing out on an important rite of passage: commencement. But that doesn’t mean we have to skip the celebrations.

The Obamas recently announced that they will deliver virtual commencement addresses to the graduating class of 2020, and we want you to be a part of the celebration, too! Share your own words of encouragement with the class of 2020 below.

We will be sharing your submissions on our social media channels and website in the coming weeks, so be sure to keep an eye out to see if your words are featured! We can’t wait to hear what you have to say.

Leave a voicemail

Dial (773) 657-9284 to leave a voicemail message for the class of 2020. Note that your calls and stories will be subject to our submission terms—before you call or submit, please review the terms at

You can also write your message to the graduating class of 2020 by clicking here (Opens in a new tab).