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. You must complete these steps prior to your official graduation date in order to receive your digital diploma as soon as it is available. Find the instructions and 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. For details on this year's virtual ceremony, please visit the Commencement site.
  • We will be in touch about distribution of physical diplomas as soon as we have additional information to share.
  • For information about the virtual ceremony, please visit the Commencement site.

Before Commencement, be sure to:

1. Submit thesis information form to the Library Archives (new)

The form must be completed by the day of graduation. The information you provide on the thesis information form must match the title and abstract page of your submitted thesis. The information will help the library staff to more quickly catalog and make your thesis available in DSpace.

2. Clear your Bursar's account

Make sure your account has a zero balance via MITPay

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.