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From the Faculty Marshal

This section is for Professors (all levels of appointment), Adjunct Professors (all levels of appointment), and Professors of the Practice (all levels of appointment). Information and registration for Senior Lecturers may be found here.

May 2017

Dear faculty colleagues:

I’d like to extend many thanks to those who participated in the Commencement 2016 festivities. We continue to have good support from our faculty at that exciting time of year, and it means a lot to our students, who really appreciate your being there to congratulate them. Many new alumni often remark on how special it was to them to see Professor xxx there as they walked up and over to receive a diploma.

Details about this year’s Commencement season are populating these pages. Please note that as of May 24, 5 pm, online regalia ordering / registration is closed. If you wish to participate in Hooding or Commencement, please contact Kimberly Nelson directly to see whether arrangements can be made. If you own your own regalia and need simply to register to march, kindly include that information in your message. In the meantime, I refer you to the frequently asked questions within this website. If you have questions or suggestions, please send them to

A final note: these two events are very special opportunities to honor our Institute students who have worked so hard to earn their MIT degrees. Please place these important dates and times of Thursday, June 8, from 9:30 am to 12:15 pm for Hooding and Friday, June 9, from 8:45 am to 1:30 pm for Commencement on your calendar now, and give serious thought to giving a small amount of time to being there and saying “great job” to our students. I look forward to working with you to make that happen.

Paul A. Lagace
Faculty Marshal



Faculty are invited to submit a nomination for a PhD/ScD alum guest speaker at the Investiture of Doctoral Hoods! Nominations are accepted year-round via our webform.