In response to COVID-19, Castle is offering consultations to educational institutions considering how to plan for or enhance a virtual graduation ceremony.

In these unsettling times, rituals are more important than ever. This year’s graduating seniors have been hit hard. Their studies, social lives, spring events, and job prospects came to a screeching halt amid the coronavirus pandemic. And now, educational institutions across the country must cancel, reschedule or reimagine their spring commencement ceremonies.

Walking across that stage to accept a diploma or degree is an iconic rite of passage for students and one of life’s proudest and cherished moments for student families and loved ones. For many 2020 graduates, the physical stage is no longer an option—but the virtual stage is. With technology, ingenuity, and focus on creating a memorable experience, institutions can create an impactful virtual graduation ceremony—and a lasting treasured memory.

Castle has been a trusted event partner for educational institutions for decades. Here are some important elements to consider for your virtual commencement.

  • President’s message
  • Commencement speaker
  • Student speakers
  • Congratulatory message portal
  • Graduate chat rooms
  • Virtual stage walking (animated)
  • Graduate announcements
  • Interactive graduate pages
  • Family and friends’ portal

For more information, please contact Wendy Spivak,