Welcome | Doctoral Ceremony

Investiture of Doctoral Hoods and Degree Conferral

Welcome! Doctoral degree candidates will receive their diplomas and hoods at a morning ceremony in Killian Court on Thursday, May 28, 2020. No tickets will be required.

These pages will be updated in the coming months to provide additional information about the ceremony, and we encourage you to check back. We look forward to celebrating with you next spring!

Guest speakers and event coverage


Squire Booker PhD ’94, Evan Pugh Professor of Chemistry, Biochemistry, and Molecular Biology at Penn State University. MIT News


Candis Callison SM ’02 PhD ’10, Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Journalism at the University of British Columbia Vancouver
Coverage at MIT News


Lisa Su ’90 SM ’91 PhD ’94, President and CEO of Advanced Micro Devices
Coverage at MIT News


Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala MCP ’78 PhD ’81, Former Minister of Finance, Nigeria
Coverage at MIT News


Mike Massimino SM ’88 PhD ’92, Astronaut and Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Columbia University
Announcement at MIT News


Hooding bow