Faculty FAQ

Information for faculty

An overview of the Commencement 2023 festivities is on the Schedule page.

You can register to march and order regalia via the webform that will open in spring 2023—please watch your email for the announcement. Thank you.

Faculty rental regalia pick-up and return information will be posted in spring 2023.

If you are marching in any Commencement ceremony, you do not need a ticket, but you do need to register via the online form

A note about Commencement guest tickets: Due to the increase in the number of graduates and their guests, faculty guest tickets are not offered as a matter of course. However, individual faculty requests will be considered: please send a note with the pertinent details to James Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics and chair of the Commencement Committee.

This ceremony on the afternoon of Thursday, June 1 unites the undergraduate and graduate degree candidates in all programs in all Schools and the College. The OneMIT ceremony, which does not comprise diploma presentation, includes the academic procession; speeches, and the turning of the Brass Rat. The ceremony will start at 3 pm.

Commencement 2023 event schedule

Bachelor’s degrees are conferred on Friday, June 2 on Killian Court, where students will cross the stage as their names are announced. The Undergraduate Ceremony is scheduled for 10 am–12 pm.

Commencement 2023 event schedule

The Advanced Degree Ceremonies held by the Schools and College recognize the graduates of all Master’s and Doctoral programs. Hoods will be presented to Doctoral candidates and all of the degree recipients will be announced, cross the stage, and have their pictures taken.

Commencement 2023 event schedule


Absolutely! Whether this is your first Commencement or your twentieth, we welcome faculty members at all levels of appointment, as well as emeriti colleagues who wish to join us.  

Questions about registration and regalia may be directed to Kimberly Nelson.