Graduates of all master’s and doctoral programs through the MIT School of Science will be recognized during an in-person, school-specific ceremony taking place on Thursday, May 26, 2022. Guests—up to 4 per graduate—will be welcomed at these celebrations and hoods will be presented to doctoral candidates. For more information 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

To request accessible seating at Commencement, please fill out this form. For any other accommodations, please inform . For live captioning of the Advanced Degree Ceremony live streamed below, please follow along at: On-site ASL interpretation provided by the following: Janice Cagan Teuber, Kylie Kirkpatrick, and Teresa Dominick.

Advanced degree ceremony

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

Date: Thursday, May 26, 2022
Location: Kresge Auditorium, Swraj Paul Theater
Time: 11:00am – 12:30pm

  • Graduates, 10:00am, 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. Babies and children ages two (2) and under do not need tickets.

Following the ceremony, a reception for all School of Science graduates and their guests will take place at the nearby Johnson Athletics Center Ice Rink.

Program and departmental receptions

Following the main school reception, graduates will be 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.

Frequently asked questions

ADA Seating

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Graduates will have received on instruction to order regalia on March 30th, 2022. Full instructions for all three options, along with pickup/return dates and locations, are on the Commencement website.

If you encounter any problems submitting your Regalia Form, please first confirm you are on the degree list by contacting the Registrar’s Office at Email if issues persist.

You will be able to pick up your regalia in Lobby 13 beginning on May 18. Regalia will not be shipped.

Guest tickets

Each graduating student will be allotted 4 guest tickets. Information was distributed via email on March 30th, 2022 on how to reserve 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. Updates are posted on the Commencement website.

Send us your memories

As part of this year’s inaugural ceremony, we’d like to display images of our graduates from your time at MIT. You might also choose to send us an inspirational quote.

Send us your photos and thoughts:

Please  upload up to your five best photos and/or any inspirational stories from your MIT journey.

Ordering graduation photos

Photo ordering information for the Class of 2022 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. Until 11:59 pm on 5/25, you may pre-order graduation pictures to take advantage of a promo code for 20% off for the MIT School of Science.

If have any questions or concerns regarding photos, please contact GradImages Customer Service at (800) 261-2576, online, or email