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Assistive listening

Assistive listening devices for use at the Commencement Exercises and/or Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Degree Conferral 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/Degree Conferral 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 Hooding/Degree Conferral and/or Commencement audio via personal mobile devices. Access to the text stream will be available via the webcast page. For onsite assistance, please ask an event 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

Wheelchair rental and oxygen

If you need to stay in a wheelchair for the duration of either the Commencement Exercises or the Hooding/Degree Conferral ceremony, we recommend that you rent a wheelchair. These local companies have been used by guests in the past:

Skenderian Apothecary
(617) 354-5600
1613 Cambridge St., Cambridge, MA 02138
Gary Drug Company
(617) 227-0023
59 Charles St., Boston, MA 02114
Belmont Medical
(617) 484-3888
185 Belmont St., Belmont, MA 02478
Apria Health Care Services (oxygen)
(781) 551-4415
575 University Avenue #2, Norwood, MA 02062

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