Graduation Checklist

A graduate exits the MIT Commencement stage with his diploma; photo: Dominick Reuter

Commencement took place on June 4, 2021: view the webcast. Further details available at the pages for our special classes of 2021  and 2020.

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

  • Check WebSIS to make sure that there are no outstanding grades, obligations, or financial charges that would prevent you from receiving your degree. Remember, you are responsible for closing any loops.
  • Only students being awarded a degree may participate in graduation. While the Registrar’s Office will not contact students who are cleared to graduate, they will contact those on the degree list who are not cleared after the degree candidates meeting.
  • 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
  • More information, including key dates and deadlines, is available at the Registrar’s website. Please contact the Registrar’s Office if you have further questions.


  • Watch your email for important graduation instructions and alerts.
  • Keep your post-graduation contact information current with the Registrar’s Office: this is critical for MIT to be able to reach you, especially as planning proceeds for May 2022.
  • Find current information for the special classes of 2020 and 2021.