Guest seating

For guests with disabilities, there will be a designated seating section at the Commencement Exercises. If someone in your family needs to sit in this section or requires special assistance, please complete the form to request disability seating. Seating in this section will be by reservation only and special tickets (for up to four guests) will be issued instead of the standard tickets. Please refer to our guest FAQ for more information. Space in this section is limited: please submit your request as soon as possible.

For more information, contact Student Disability Services at 617-253-1674 or email

Accessible parking and drop-off locations

Details about accessible parking and drop-off locations will be added to these pages in May. Thank you.

Assistive listening

Assistive listening devices will be available for guests inside the Information Tents.


There will be American Sign Language interpretation of the opening/closing remarks and speeches of the Commencement Exercises.

Questions? Please visit the Guest Services FAQ, or contact Student Disability Services.


Live captioning will be available via personal mobile devices and will be displayed on a screen in the Disabilities section on Killian Court. The live captioning text stream will be available via the webcast page shortly before the ceremony begins. For onsite assistance, please ask a Commencement volunteer.

There is a limited number of devices available for loan to view captioning onsite (English only)—please ask at the information tent.

For guests beyond Cambridge: the webcast will be captioned.

MIT campus accessibility map

MIT campus accessibility map