Register to participate in Commencement 2024

March 14, 2024
Ramona Allen, Vice President for Human Resources | Cynthia Barnhart, Provost | Glen Shor, Executive Vice President and Treasurer | Maria T. Zuber, Vice President for Research, 2013–2024 |

Dear colleagues,

Each year at Commencement we recognize the talent, determination, and creativity of our graduating students. Commencement also provides the opportunity to reflect upon the many intersecting parts of our community and the role each of us plays in supporting the Institute and its mission. 

With that in mind, we encourage all staff to take an active role in Commencement festivities. We hope that many of you will work at Commencement this year and invite you to indicate your interest in participating through this online form.

This year’s ceremonies will follow a format similar to last year’s; specifically, MIT Commencement will encompass multiple ceremonies across several days during the last week of May, including:

  • The OneMIT Commencement Ceremony for all graduates and their guests in Killian Court on Thursday, May 30, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. ET
  • The Undergraduate Degree Ceremony in Killian Court on Friday, May 31, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET
  • The School/College Advanced Degree Ceremonies, including doctoral hooding, beginning on the afternoon of May 29 and concluding on May 31

Staff support is necessary – and vital – to the success of MIT Commencement. Among the staffing roles needed are those related to assembly and procession of graduates and faculty, plus guest services, which includes ushering, translation, campus information, disability services, and in general, ensuring that our guests enjoy these special days.

We encourage managers and supervisors to allow employees to arrange their schedules to accommodate taking part in these important events – and to join in! Over the years, many departments have chosen to work together at Commencement and teams of colleagues are very welcome. If your area would like to work as a team, you can include that note when you sign up.

Thank you for looking at your Commencement week schedule and giving some thought to helping at this year's ceremonies. If you have specific questions, please contact MIT Institute Events.

Ramona Allen 
Vice President for Human Resources

Cynthia Barnhart 

Glen Shor 
Executive Vice President and Treasurer

Maria T. Zuber 
Vice President for Research