Each graduate to be awarded a degree at the Commencement Exercises is allotted four (4) guest tickets. 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.
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.
Ticket pick-up hours and location
Information about Commencement ticket pick-up locations and hours will be made available in mid-April 2016.
Viewing centers around campus will show a live video feed, with captions, of the Commencement Exercises. These locations will be posted at the end of May 2016.
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.