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.
Students who wish to share unneeded tickets may send a note to the Mailman list firstname.lastname@example.org (no need to subscribe to the list); please include the number of tickets you have available. Those in search of extra tickets should subscribe to the list email@example.com (certificates required) to be advised of tickets that become available. The list administrators ask that students please refrain from emailing the list asking for tickets, as everyone subscribed to the list is also looking for tickets. This service is provided courtesy of the Graduate Student Council and the Class of 2016.
Ticket pick-up hours and location
Information about Commencement ticket pick-up locations and hours will be made available in mid-April.
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.
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.