Tickets | Guests


Each graduate* is allotted four (4) tickets to Commencement. Tickets will be picked up in person in May and should be passed to family and friends before the ceremony. With the exception of those with disabilities, all Commencement guests will be seated in the General section. A ticket allows admittance to Killian Court, but within the Court, seats are unassigned…the earlier you arrive, the more choice you have as to where to sit. Please remember to take your ticket with you if you decide to leave the Court at any time. All tickets are barcoded and will be scanned anytime you enter or exit the Court. You must have a ticket to be readmitted.

Tickets are required for all those ages three (3) and older. Babies and children under three years old do not need tickets.

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.

If you find on Commencement Day that you have extra tickets, you may give them to a Guest Services volunteer (these are the people in the red vests) or turn them in at the information tents so they can be redistributed. Thank you.

*Tickets are provided only to degree candidates who are participating in the Commencement Exercises.

Graduates in Killian Court

Decorated mortar board

Jumbotron on Killian Court