Guest FAQ

Commencement 2021 will occur online on June 4: the webcast is open to all; no registration required.

Information for the May 2022 graduation season will populate this site in the next academic year.

Guest FAQ

MIT Commencement 2021 takes place on Friday, June 4. The online celebration program is for all degrees and all Schools.

The central Commencement programming takes place 12 noon–3 pm (US Eastern time):

  • 12 noon–1 pm | Pre-program festivities
  • 1–2 pm | Online Commencement Celebration Program and Degree Conferral
  • 2–3 pm | Graduate Recognition

The hour following the online Commencement Celebration Program and Degree Conferral will be devoted to the presentation of graduates’ names. In addition, graduates will be able to search for their names and share an individual slide and recording with family and friends. These features will become available at the conclusion of the online program and will remain accessible after Commencement Day.

To enjoy the online Commencement Celebration Program and Degree Conferral, simply use any device (computer, phone, or tablet) to open a browser to the webcast page: the stream will appear in that viewing window on June 4.

There is no registration needed.

You will be able to play the Commencement webcast through your browser on a computer, phone, or tablet. Captions and ASL interpretation will be provided.

Many MIT departments, labs, centers, groups, and programs hold Commencement-related events at the end of the year. While you can check the schedule, we do recommend checking with your graduate for private event information, as it will have been emailed to students directly.

Because Commencement 2021 is online, academic regalia is not required. However, graduates who wish to have a cap and gown for photos and to keep as a souvenir may order keepsake regalia through Oak Hall, MIT’s provider. Purchases will be shipped directly to the student. For keepsake orders, please allow two weeks for processing, plus shipping time.