There is no designated area from which guests may take photographs or videotape during either the Hooding or Commencement ceremonies. Guests are requested to keep in mind the experience of all the families present and to remain in their seats until the conclusion of the ceremonies.
Professional photographers (Commencement Photos, Inc.) takes pictures of each graduate at the time of diploma distribution and on exiting the stage at the Commencement Exercises, as well as each recipient of a Doctoral degree hood at the time of presentation at the Hooding Ceremony. Details are available online and information is mailed directly from Commencement Photos, Inc., in early May. Information for ordering photographs will be sent to Doctoral degree candidates and to the families of the undergraduate degree candidates. If you have questions about the photography, please contact the company by phone 978-851-5924 or email Customerservice@commencementphotos.com.
Note: If you wish to order photos online and do not know your unique online code, please call customer service for assistance: 978-851-5924.
MIT Video Productions provides a live webcast of the 2019 Commencement and Doctoral Hooding ceremonies, which will be made available on the morning of each event.
During the Commencent webcast on June 7, you will see the pageantry of academic regalia during the formal Procession and Recession, as well as the degree conferrals and Commencement addresses.
Candidates for the PhD and ScD receive their hoods in a separate ceremony on June 6. The Doctoral Hooding webcast will include the Procession, the addresses by Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart and the guest speaker, the name of each candidate being read, and the investiture of Doctoral hoods to the candidates.
On-demand viewing of the ceremonies will be made available online after the events.