Image of faculty members in their regalia mingling before the ceremony

Welcome, MIT faculty and lecturers!

MIT’s 2024 Commencement celebrations will span three days, May 29–31, to reduce conflicts for graduating students and faculty who wish to participate in more than one ceremony.

  • The OneMIT Ceremony in Killian Court for all graduates will take place on Thursday, May 30 from 3 to 4:30 p.m. and will include the Academic Procession, speeches, and turning of the Brass Rat.
  • The Undergraduate Ceremony, with the diploma presentation, will take place in Killian Court on Friday, May 31 from 10 a.m. to noon.
  • Programs, Schools, and the College will hold Advanced Degree Ceremonies beginning on the afternoon of May 29 and concluding on May 31.  

See the schedule page for the full Commencement schedule.

Commencement is an extraordinary milestone for our graduates. Your participation is an essential ingredient in making this a memorable event and will be greatly appreciated by the graduates and their guests. Thank you for making the effort to join the festivities. We look forward to celebrating the achievements of our students with you at the end of May.

For more information on how to register your participation, see the Regalia and Tickets page.

The Commencement ceremonies are celebratory events honoring significant academic achievement. Our primary concerns are the safety of our community and guests and the ability of all to enjoy the festivities at graduation time. The MIT guidance on free expression at campus events recognizes that such expression is essential to the Institute’s mission, while not being permitted to unreasonably interfere with or disrupt Institute events, programs, activities, academics, research, or operations.