The 2018 Commencement Exercises and the Investiture of Doctoral Hoods will be webcast—the feeds will become live on this page shortly before each ceremony. Tune in the morning of June 7 and 8!

2017 Commencement Ceremony on-demand webcast (view with open captions)

Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple, was the guest speaker at the 2017 Commencement Exercises

Recorded June 9 in Killian Court on the MIT campus


Doctoral Hooding on-demand webcast (view with open captions)

MIT alumna Lisa Su ’90 SM ’91 PhD ’94 addressed the candidates at the 2017 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods

Recorded June 8 in the Johnson Athletics Center on the MIT campus


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:Webcast

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

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