Graduates of all master’s and doctoral programs through the MIT School of Science will be recognized during an in-person, school-specific ceremony that will take place on Wednesday, May 31, 2023 at 3pm in Kresge Auditorium.

  • Guests—up to 4 per graduate—will be welcomed at these celebrations and hoods will be presented to doctoral candidates.
  • To request accessible seating at Commencement, please fill out this form.
  • Answers to other Frequently Asked Questions are below.

For more information, additional accomodations, or questions about the School of Science advanced degree ceremony, please reach out to Michael Bishop, Event Planner for the School of Science at For all other questions regarding Commencement ceremonies, please visit

Watch the 2022 ceremony below.

Advanced degree ceremony

Honoring graduates of master’s and doctoral programs in the MIT School of Science

Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Location: Kresge Auditorium, Lord Swraj Paul PC ’52 and Angad Paul ’92 Theater
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

  • Graduates, 2:00pm, line up at Kresge Oval
  • Guests, 10:00am doors open, four (4) tickets per graduate.
    • A ticket is required for all those ages three (3) and older. Children ages two (2) and under do not need tickets.

More information about the event schedule and Commencement speaker will be available later in 2023.

Frequently asked questions

ADA Seating

Please fill out this form.


Graduates will receive on instruction to order regalia in spring 2023.

Guest tickets

Each graduating student will be allotted 4 guest tickets. Guest tickets are provided to candidates who are on the degree list and participating in Commencement. You will receive an email in mid-May with instructions for downloading digital guest tickets (PDFs). The tickets themselves will be available at the end of May—they are not released on completion of regalia orders.

Where do I pick up my diploma?

For more information about diplomas, please visit:

Advanced degree recipients may pick up their diplomas during specific times to be announced in spring 2023.

How do I order graduation photos?

Photo ordering information for the Class of 2023 will be mailed directly following the ceremonies from GradImages. Graduates will receive an email and a hard copy packet will be sent to the mailing address on file.

Where is my program and/or departmental reception?

Following the main school reception, graduates are invited by their home departments for program-specific receptions and celebrations. Please contact the individual program director or department for more information about the time and location for these events.