Tickets | Graduates


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.

Sharing tickets

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. Degree candidates who will not need all four of their Commencement tickets are invited to share extras by posting their contact information on this MIT-certificate bound forum (MIT personal certificates are required for participation). Students in need of tickets may join that forum to be notified of any available tickets. This service is moderated by student leadership and the Class of 2015 - all degree candidates are welcome to participate.

Ticket pick-up hours and location

Pre-Commencement pick-up at Copytech: May 20 - June 4

Commencement tickets (including those for the Disabilities section) will be distributed at Copytech, in the basement of Building 11, up until the night before Commencement. Please see the chart below for specific pick-up dates and times.

When you come to Copytech for your tickets, you will need to bring:
1. Yourself! Students must pick up their own tickets, in person, from Copytech. Note: If you are traveling and cannot pick up your tickets in advance, you or a family member may pick up tickets the morning of Commencement (please see details below). Your tickets will not be given away!
2. Your MIT ID card
3. Your regalia rental or purchase receipt. If you already own or are borrowing regalia, please bring a photo of yourself in the regalia you intend to wear (an image in your phone is fine). Regalia may be rented or purchased from the MIT Coop, as well as from other vendors.

ROTC candidates may wear the prescribed dress uniform instead of academic regalia (please see complete details about regalia); in this case, a regalia receipt is not needed. Instead, please bring a photo of yourself in your dress uniform. Army candidates: regulations require that academic regalia be worn for Commencement; a regalia rental or purchase receipt will be required to pick up your tickets. Thank you.

NOTE: Tickets will only be distributed to students who plan to participate in the Commencement Ceremony. Thank you.

You may pick up your tickets from Copytech on the following dates:
Wednesday, May 20 Noon - 5pm
Thursday, May 21 Noon - 5pm
Friday, May 22 Noon - 5pm
Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day) No ticket distribution
Tuesday, May 26 9am - 5pm
Wednesday, May 27 9am - 5pm
Thursday, May 28 9am - 5pm
Friday, May 29 9am - 5pm
Monday, June 1 9am - 5pm
Tuesday, June 2 9am - 5pm
Wednesday, June 3 9am - 5pm
Thursday, June 4 9am - 5pm

Picking up tickets on Commencement Day

On the morning of June 5 only, a family member bearing a government-issued ID may pick up tickets at the Commencement Information Booth in Lobby 7, starting at 6:30 am.


Viewing locations

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 2015.

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.

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