Get involved in Commencement!

April 6, 2023
Melissa Nobles, Chancellor | Suzy M. Nelson, Vice Chancellor and Dean for Student Life | Ian A. Waitz, Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate and Graduate Education |

To our first-years, sophomores, and juniors:

Commencement is a time when we celebrate important milestones for graduating students. You can be a part of the celebration by volunteering to work at Commencement week events (schedule), including:

  • The OneMIT Commencement Ceremony for all graduates and their guests in Killian Court
  • The Undergraduate Degree Ceremony, also in Killian Court
  • The School/College Advanced Degree Ceremonies, comprising doctoral hooding

In particular, we need help with guest services, which include ushering, translation, campus information, disability services, and generally ensuring that our graduates and their families enjoy these special days.

Please indicate your interest and general hours of availability on May 31, June 1, and June 2 through this online form. In addition, current on-campus undergraduate residents who complete the Commencement-related commitments may request an extension to their housing until noon on Sunday, June 4. The deadline to request extended housing through the Commencement sign-up form is Sunday, April 23, 2023.

With so much going on, your help will make MIT Commencement a success. We hope that you will join the fun. If you have questions, please contact MIT Institute Events.


Melissa Nobles

Suzy Nelson
Vice Chancellor and Dean for Student Life

Ian Waitz
Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate and Graduate Education