Campus Community

MIT staff set up the Commencement stage; photo: Dominick Reuter

Thank you for visiting the Commencement website. We hope that these pages answer any questions you have about MIT’s most important annual events, but if not, please email, or call the Events and Information Center at 617-253-4795.

We recommend that community members remain alert to the campus changes information below for updates about parking changes, garage and road closures, and building access issues during Commencement week.

We would never be able to pull off beautiful graduation ceremonies without the help of the MIT community—and we have volunteer opportunities every year! Potential volunteers should note that the MIT senior administration both supports and encourages staff participation in Commencement and that your supervisor can answer payroll-related questions about volunteering. Each year, hundreds of staff and students volunteer their time to make this special occasion great for the graduates and their families. Thank you! It makes all the difference.


We appreciate your interest in working with us during Commencement week: volunteers in Killian Court are vital to the success of Commencement and the Doctoral Ceremony. We give directions, answer questions, make conversation with guests, and help them solve problems. Information about volunteer opportunities will be made available on these pages in the spring; it also will be emailed directly to staff. Watch your inbox—and thank you!

Campus changes

Campus changes will be listed on these pages as information becomes available in the weeks leading up to Commencement. Please visit again for updates related to parking, road closures, and campus deliveries. Thank you.