The 2018 Commencement Exercises and the Investiture of Doctoral Hoods will be webcast—the feeds will become live on this page shortly before each ceremony. Tune in next June for the festivities!

2017 Commencement Ceremony on-demand webcast (view with open captions)

Tim Cook, Chief Executive Officer of Apple, was the guest speaker at the 2017 Commencement Exercises

Recorded June 9 in Killian Court on the MIT campus


Doctoral Hooding on-demand webcast (view with open captions)

MIT alumna Lisa Su ’90 SM ’91 PhD ’94 addressed the candidates at the 2017 Investiture of Doctoral Hoods

Recorded June 8 in the Johnson Athletics Center on the MIT campus


Tips and troubleshooting

Use the best network connection possible – wired is better than wireless. You can run a speed test to determine your download speed.

Close all applications except those necessary for the webcast. This frees up the computer for better performance. A possible cause of choppiness or pausing playback is insufficient CPU resources on the broadcaster or the viewer side. If you have an older computer, its graphics card may have a difficult time encoding and decoding live and recorded video. We recommend shutting down all other applications and browser tabs / windows while broadcasting and viewing if you are experiencing playback problems. 

If your computer has a Power Plan (Energy-Saving settings), choose high performance.

If you’re using a laptop, avoid running on battery: it can reduce performance.

Common problems and solutions

No video player, there is just a blank space where the player should be:Webcast

Stream is frequently re-buffering, looks "choppy," "laggy", "pausing" or "stop and go":

For webcast support email us at: commvid@mit.edu