Graduation Checklist

Graduates clapping in Killian Court during Commencement 2018

Congratulations, graduates!

Please submit your Commencement RSVP by visiting as soon as possible. If no RSVP is submitted by 11:59 pm on May 15, we will assume that you are not participating. For assistance after May 15, contact

You have worked hard to reach this point. As you prepare to receive your degree, please keep these things in mind:

  • Review the spring degree dates and deadlines on the Registrar's website.
  • Check WebSIS to make sure that you have no outstanding grades, obligations, or financial charges that would prevent you from receiving your degree. Remember, you are responsible for closing any loops.
  • Note that the Registrar’s Office will contact those on the degree list who are not cleared to graduate after the degree candidates meeting.
  • Only students being awarded degrees in Sept. 2021, Feb. 2022 or May 2022 can participate in graduation.
  • All graduating students are eligible to receive a digital diploma at no cost. Download the Blockcerts Wallet app on your mobile device as soon as possible to ensure that you receive your digital diploma as soon as it is available.
  • Be sure to fill out the Graduating Student Survey from or the MIT Doctoral Student Exit Survey from


Instructions for graduates are now available for

Please read the information carefully, note the reporting times, and share details with your guests. Those participating in Advanced Degree ceremonies will receive instructions from the School/College.

MIT will welcome the Classes of 2020 and 2021 to campus for a special celebration on Saturday, May 28, 2022! More information