Welcome to Commencement at MIT!

Dates and times of the 2016 ceremonies

  • Investiture of Doctoral Hoods: 11 am, Thursday, June 2
  • Commencement Exercises: 10 am, Friday, June 3

Degree candidates, families, and friends: you will find important information about Commencement 2016 throughout this website, and we encourage you to visit our pages again in the spring 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 in June!

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

Gayle M. Gallagher
Executive Officer for Commencement

Commencement 2015

MIT was honored to welcome Megan Smith '86 SM '88, Chief Technology Officer of the United States, as the guest speaker at the 2015 Commencement Exercises.

Megan Smith delivers MIT Commencement speech

Investiture of Doctoral Hoods 2015

For the first time, MIT welcomed a guest speaker at the Investiture of Doctoral Hoods: astronaut and alumnus Mike Massimino SM '88 PhD '92 addressed the 2015 candidates.