Graduation Checklist

Congratulations, graduates!

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.
  • RSVP for the Commencement ceremonies by visiting as soon as possible. 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 September 2023, February 2024, or May 2024 can participate in graduation.
  • If you will be attending Commencement ceremonies, order or secure the appropriate regalia.
  • Learn about MIT diplomas.
    • Review/update how your name will appear and mailing information for your paper diploma, if applicable.
    • Advanced degree recipients – information regarding paper diploma distribution will be posted on the Registrar’s website, when available.
    • All graduating students can opt in to receive a digital diploma at no cost. Look for an email invitation from the Registrar’s Office and complete the steps before graduation to ensure that you receive yours as soon as it is available.
  • Fill out the Graduating Student Survey (bachelor’s and master’s degrees) by reaching out to or take the MIT Doctoral Student Exit Survey.
  • Graduates who are U.S. citizens – don't forget to update your voter registration information if you are moving to a new address.