Special Classes: 2020 and 2021

Congratulations, MIT alumni!

The Special Ceremony honoring the Classes of 2020 and 2021 took place on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

MIT welcomed Kealoha Wong ’99 as the keynote speaker at the special ceremony! Coverage at MIT News

Information for Classes of 2020 and 2021 on-campus celebration

On May 28, 2022, the MIT Classes of 2020 and 2021 were celebrated on campus in a single ceremony on Killian Court that included an Academic Procession, welcome from President Reif, and individual name recognition (and photos) for those in attendance.


All alums in the Classes of 2020 and 2021—all degrees, all Schools—were invited to participate in the ceremony on May 28, 2022.

The special classes of 2020 and 2021 were invited to participate in MIT Reunion festivities over the celebration weekend.

MIT Sloan graduate alumni registered for the graduation celebration via MIT Sloan Reunion registration. Contact mitsloanreunion@mit.edu with any questions.


When President Reif announced an in-person celebration for the Classes of 2020 and 2021 last December, we noted that we would be carefully monitoring Covid-19 to assess whether any significant shifts in the public health landscape should prompt changes to our policies or plans. While cases on MIT’s campus were decreasing by late May 2022, they were rising across the country and in Massachusetts. For these reasons, we strongly encouraged graduates and guests to take precautions before the special ceremony on May 28.

To help stop the spread of Covid-19, everyone can test before traveling and they can wear a high-quality mask while traveling and/or indoors. Consistent with these safeguards, MIT strongly encouraged all returning 2020 and 2021 alums and their guests—as well as ceremony participants, staff, and volunteers—to wear high-quality masks during indoor events. The Institute made face coverings available for free at all indoor events.

The Institute expected that ceremony attendees who are eligible to be vaccinated would be up-to-date on their Covid vaccinations or have a medical or religious reason why they cannot receive the vaccine. We strongly encouraged attendees who are unvaccinated or who have concerns to wear a well-fitting mask at all events.

Full information about MIT policy in regard to Covid-19 is available at MIT Now.

Yes, the ceremony video is available above and on the webcast page.

Congratulations, Doctor!

You do not have to order and pay for a hood—if you have not received one already you may contact the Registrar’s Office to have it shipped to you.

If you attended the special ceremony, you will receive a digital image of your moment on stage, compliments of MIT. This will be sent to you from GradImages, who will email attendees directly, along with the offer to purchase prints. All those who were registered to participate in the special ceremony are included by default; you may opt out of the photo program by contacting MIT Institute Events.

If you have not received your photo(s) yet, please contact GradImages customer service.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office to request that your diploma be mailed to you.

Please check that your contact information is up to date at alum.mit.edu by logging in and selecting "My Account" then "Email & Forwarding."

You can hear the recording of your name, accompanied with an official slide, on your Class’s Graduate Recognition site. 

For questions about Tech Reunions, please send a note to the MIT Alumni Association.

To view information regarding the online Commencement 2021 and 2020 programs please visit: