Services and resources
Assistive listening devices for use at the Commencement Exercises and/or Hooding Ceremony may be reserved by contacting the MIT Audio-Visual Services Office at (617) 253-1674.
There will be American Sign Language interpretation of the opening/closing remarks and speeches of the Commencement Exercises and the opening/closing remarks of the Hooding Ceremony.
Questions? Please visit the Guest Services FAQ, or contact the Disabilities Services Office.
There will be a captioning display in the Disabilities section on Killian Court. In addition, guests sitting in other locations may read a captioned feed of Commencement audio via personal mobile devices. Access to the text stream will be available via the webcast page. For onsite assistance, please ask a Commencement volunteer.
For an accessible taxicab, please call the Cambridge area main referral line, 866-654-1003. Other area companies include
- Ambassador Cab 617-492-1100
- Checker Cab of Cambridge 617-497-9000
- Top/City Cab of Boston 617-536-5100
- Town Taxi of Boston 617-536-5000
If you need to stay in a wheelchair for the duration of either the Commencement Exercises or the Investiture of Doctoral Hoods, we recommend that you rent a wheelchair. These local companies have been used by guests in the past:
|1613 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138|
|Gary Drug Company
|59 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114|
|185 Belmont St., Belmont, MA 02478|
|Apria Health Care Services (oxygen)
|575 University Avenue #2, Norwood, MA 02062|