Faculty FAQ

Information for faculty

An overview of the Commencement 2024 festivities is on the Schedule page.

You can register to participate using the Commencement section of the MIT Atlas app on a desktop or mobile device. Before registering, make sure you have the latest version of the MIT Atlas app installed on your desktop or mobile device. The MIT App Store has links to download or update the app from the Apple, Google, and Windows app stores.

To register, open the app, click on the Commencement tile, and follow the prompts to indicate which ceremonies you will attend. The app will then walk you through ordering rental regalia if you need it. Please note we no longer accept cash payments. Acceptable forms of payment at the time of pick up include an MIT cost object number or a personal check made payable to MIT.

The regalia rental deadline has passed. However, extra robes and hoods are available. If you register to participate and request regalia (which is required), we will try to accommodate you

Regalia pick-up will be May 28-31 from 9 am to 4 pm in 8-119. Regalia returns will be May 30-31 and June 3 from 9 am to 4 pm in 8-119. Questions about regalia may be directed to facultyregalia@mit.edu.

Faculty and lecturers who are participating in Commencement ceremonies do not require a ticket, but their guests do. To request a guest ticket, please email the pertinent details (names of guests, ceremonies for which you would like tickets) to James Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics and chair of the Commencement Committee, at facultytix@mit.edu.

This ceremony 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.

Commencement 2024 event schedule

Bachelor’s degrees are conferred at this ceremony on Killian Court, where students will cross the stage as their names are announced.

Commencement 2024 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 2024 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.