Thank you for your interest in working with us during Commencement week!
We have two volunteer opportunities:
Please note: Volunteer registration will open in late April—please visit us again at that time!
At MIT, candidates for the PhD or ScD receive their Doctoral hoods in a separate ceremony the day before Commencement. The Hooding Ceremony is on Thursday, June 7, at 10 am.
The role of volunteers at the Hooding Ceremony is to
- Give directions
- Make conversation with guests
- Help guests solve problems
- Assist guests with seating
- Help guests who need special assistance
We are fortunate every year to find friendly and resourceful MIT people to help make the Hooding Ceremony a fun and festive occasion. We hold a training session earlier in the week of Hooding to familiarize you with the event logistics.
Questions? Please contact Traci Swartz.
Commencement is on Friday, June 8 at 10 am. Guest Services Volunteers for Commencement are indispensable to the event. They help guests to their seats, answer questions, entertain and inform, and maintain an enjoyable atmosphere for the family and friends of our graduates.
We hold a training session earlier in the week of Commencement to familiarize you with the event logistics.