Order photos and video
There is no designated area from which guests may take photographs or videotape during either the Hooding or Commencement ceremonies. Guests are requested to keep in mind the experience of all the families present and to remain in their seats until the conclusion of the ceremonies.
Professional photographers (Commencement Photos, Inc.) takes pictures of each graduate at the time of diploma distribution and on exiting the stage at the Commencement Exercises, as well as each recipient of a Doctoral degree hood at the time of presentation at the Hooding Ceremony. Details are available online and information is mailed directly from Commencement Photos, Inc., in early May. Information for ordering photographs will be sent to Doctoral degree candidates and to the families of the undergraduate degree candidates. If you have questions about the photography, please contact the company by phone 978-851-5924 or email Customerservice@commencementphotos.com.
Note: If you wish to order photos online and do not know your unique online code, please call customer service for assistance: 978-851-5924.
MIT Video Productions offers video recordings of the Commencement and Doctoral Hooding ceremonies, which you may order online. Please note that if you're looking to order recordings of the 2018 ceremonies, you may still do so via this link.
Our MIT video professionals use five broadcast-quality video cameras to record the entire event, including the most important part: your graduate’s name being announced as the MIT diploma is presented. You will see the pageantry of academic regalia during the formal Procession and Recession, as well as the degree conferrals and Commencement address.
Candidates for the PhD and ScD receive their hoods in a separate ceremony on June 7. Our professional video will include the Procession, the addresses by Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart and guest speaker Candis Callison, the name of each candidate being read, and a close-up view as the hood is invested. The best way to capture this day of extraordinary scholarly achievement is through the Investiture of Doctoral Hoods Blu-ray disc or DVD.