Welcome to Commencement at MIT!

Degree candidates, families, and friends: you will find important information about Commencement 2018 throughout this website, but please be sure to visit our pages in the spring of 2018 for 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.

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 next June.

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

Gayle M. Gallagher
Executive Officer for Commencement

Congratulations to our newest alumni!

Commencement 2017

MIT was honored to welcome Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple, as the guest speaker at the 2017 Commencement Exercises. 

Investiture of Doctoral Hoods

Lisa Su, President and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices and three-time MIT alumna, returned home to campus to address the candidates at the June 8 ceremony.

Graduate tossing cap


VIDEO: Creating Commencement

Stacked diplomas