Post-Thesis To-Do & Related Information

A note on digital diplomas

All graduating students are eligible to receive a digital version of their diploma at no cost. Look out for an email from the Registrar’s Office inviting you to download the Blockcerts Wallet app on your mobile device and add MIT as an issuer. If you do not plan on attending Commencement on June 4, 2021, you must complete these steps before February 1, 2021, to ensure that you receive your digital diploma on the day February degrees are conferred. Learn more about digital diplomas.

Please note the following:

  • Digital diplomas are not a replacement for MIT’s traditional paper diploma. Everyone will also receive a physical diploma.
  • We will be in touch about distribution of physical diplomas as soon as we have additional information to share.

1. Clear your Bursar's account

Make sure your account has a zero balance via MITPay

2. Check your final thesis title against the title registered with the Institute

Ensure your final thesis title matches the Institute's records by the Institute-defined date. To make changes after the due date contact Assistant Registrar Marti Ward (mward@).

3. Alumni Association & MITArchA

  • MIT Alumni Association — Register with the MIT Alumni Association and discover services and resources to help strengthen your ties to MIT and to one another — including access to the alumni directory. Registering with the Alumni Association gives you an alumni email address with free forwarding for life (your student email address will be valid only until the January after your degree date).
  • MIT Alumni Job Board — Only accessible to MIT alumni and/or postdocs with Alumni Association accounts, the official MIT Alumni Job Board is a hiring tool and gateway connecting our alumni to opportunities posted directly from employers as well as from your fellow alumni working at organizations who seek to hire top talent. Alumni can view and/or post jobs here.
  • MITArchA — Formed in 2015, MITArchA is a forum that brings together MIT Architecture alumni, current students and friends to connect with each other, faculty, the School of Architecture and Planning, and the Institute at large.