A webcast of the 2020 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Degree Conferral Ceremony and the 2020 Commencement Exercises will be made available on these pages on May 28 and 29, 2020.

On-demand video of the 2019 ceremonies may be found below.

2019 Commencement Exercises

On-Demand video from Friday, June 7, 2019.
To view student greetings, please click on the alphabetized thumbnail images on the right.
Procession begins at 25:20.

2019 Doctoral Ceremony

On-demand video from Thursday June 6, 2019

Note: This event video is in two parts. Please click the icon in the right corner of the image to reveal the menu with parts 1 and 2.

Note: An open captioned version of this webcast available here.

If you are having trouble viewing this webcast  click here  for tips and troubleshooting advice.




Tips and troubleshooting

Use the best network connection possible – wired is better than wireless. You can run a speed test to determine your download speed.

Close all applications except those necessary for the webcast. This frees up the computer for better performance. A possible cause of choppiness or pausing playback is insufficient CPU resources on the broadcaster or the viewer side. If you have an older computer, its graphics card may have a difficult time encoding and decoding live and recorded video. We recommend shutting down all other applications and browser tabs / windows while broadcasting and viewing if you are experiencing playback problems. 

If your computer has a Power Plan (Energy-Saving settings), choose high performance.

If you’re using a laptop, avoid running on battery: it can reduce performance.

Common problems and solutions

No video player, there is just a blank space where the player should be:

Stream is frequently re-buffering, looks "choppy," "laggy", "pausing" or "stop and go":

For webcast support email us at: commvid@mit.edu