Each graduate to be awarded a degree at the Commencement Exercises is permitted up to four (4) guest tickets, which will be barcoded and assigned to the candidate. No additional tickets are available. An admission ticket is required for each guest in the seating area, including children three (3) years of age or older.
Please note: tickets are allotted only to degree candidates who are participating in the Commencement Exercises.
Ticket pick-up instructions, including hours and locations, will availble on these pages ~April 15, 2019.
While the Institute encourages students to share unneeded tickets, graduates and guests are advised that no tickets to Commencement at MIT may be bought or sold under any circumstances.
Viewing centers around campus will show a live video feed, with captions, of the Commencement Exercises. These locations will be posted the last week of May.
Please note that Commencement is held outside rain or shine and that Killian Court is an open area with almost no shade. Indoor viewing is an excellent choice for those who may find it difficult to be seated outside for the duration of the ceremony. For families who have more guests than tickets, the viewing centers provide an option for anyone who would like to see the ceremony live. The viewing centers are open to all.