From the Faculty Marshal

This section is for Professors (all levels of appointment), Adjunct Professors (all levels of appointment), and Professors of the Practice (all levels of appointment). Information and registration for Senior Lecturers may be found here.

April 2014

Dear faculty colleagues:

I'd like to extend many thanks to those who participated in the Commencement 2013 festivities. We continue to have good support from our faculty at this exciting time of year, and it means a lot to our students, who really appreciate your being there to congratulate them. Many new alumni often remark on how special it was to them to see Professor xxx there as they walked up and over to receive a diploma.

Online registration to march at Hooding and/or Commencement and to order regalia is now open. If you are ordering regalia, kindly process your form by 9 am on Friday, May 9.

Details about the upcoming Commencement season will continue to populate these pages. As you know, many arrangements, including those for security, are not finalized until shortly before Commencement Day, so I ask that you continue to refer to this site for the most recent information. In the meantime, there is a frequently asked questions page within this website, and if you have further questions or suggestions, please send them to

A final note: these two events are very special opportunities to honor our Institute students who have worked so hard to earn their MIT degrees. Please place these important 2014 dates and times of Thursday, June 5 from 10:55 am to 1:30 pm for Hooding and Friday, June 6 from 8:30 am to 1:30 pm for Commencement on your calendar now, and give serious thought to giving a small amount of time to being there and saying "great job" to our students. I look forward to working with you to make that happen.

Paul A. Lagace
Faculty Marshal




Massachusetts Institute of Technology