MIT Commencement 2019

Welcome to Commencement at MIT!

MIT is honored to announce the guest speakers at this year’s ceremonies:

  • Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Degree Conferral (June 6, 10 am)—SQUIRE BOOKER PhD ’94, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology at Penn State University. Announcement at MIT News
  • Commencement Exercises (June 7, 10 am)—MICHAEL BLOOMBERG, philanthropist, entrepreneur, and three-term mayor of New York City. Full story at MIT News

Degree candidates, families, and friends: you will find important information about Commencement 2019 throughout this website, but please be sure to visit our pages in the coming weeks updates. Some details about Commencement week activities are not made final until close to the date, and you will want to be sure you have the most recent information.

A special note for the families and friends of 2019 Doctoral candidates: this season brings a different format, date, and venue for PhD/ScD diploma presentation. Doctoral candidates will receive their diplomas and their academic hoods at the Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Degree Conferral Ceremony, which will take place in Killian Court on June 6. More detail is available in the Doctoral Ceremony section.

Should answers to your questions not be found, please let us know how to help. You can reach us via email or phone (617-253-4795). We look forward to seeing you in June.

W. Eric L. Grimson
Chancellor for Academic Advancement and
Chair, Commencement Committee

Gayle M. Gallagher
Executive Officer for Commencement


MIT Graduates take a group selfie at Commencement



VIDEO: Creating Commencement

Changes to future Commencement dates

For information about the changes to Commencement timing begining in 2020, please visit MIT News and the Academic Calendar.

Stacked diplomas