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. 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
Tickets to the Exercises will be issued to degree recipients upon presentation of a regalia rental or purchase receipt along with an MIT ID card. 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).
ROTC candidates wear the dress uniforms for their branches of the Service, rather than academic regalia, so a regalia receipt is not needed. Instead, please bring a photo of yourself in your dress uniform. Thank you.
Students must pick up their own tickets, in person, with their own IDs. If you are traveling, please do not worry about your tickets: they will not be given away.
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. You may pick up your tickets 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 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.