For those unable to attend the 2017 Investiture of Doctoral Hooding and Commencement ceremonies in person, MIT provides a live webcast. The webcast will be made available on these pages the morning of each ceremony.

Commencement 2016

Actor, filmmaker, co-founder of Water.org, and native Cantabrigian Matt Damon was the guest speaker at the 2016 Commencement Exercises on Friday, June 3. Thank you to all the graduates, families, and friends for a wonderful day! Coverage at MIT News

Commencement Day on-demand webcast.

Note: This video includes the Commencement pre-show. The Exercises begin at 1:43:38.

Captioned video of the 2016 Commencement Ceremony.

Video of the June 2 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods

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":