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Welcome to MIT Institute Events

Institute Events is part of the Office of the Vice President and Secretary of the Corporation and comprises visitor information, Commencement, Conference Services, Community Services, and several lecture series.

The MIT community celebrated the presidential inauguration of L. Rafael Reif in September 2012 with four days of festivities organized by the Inaugural Planning Committee and produced by Institute Events. Our office also was responsible for execution of MIT's sesquicentennial celebration—watch video and learn more about the Institute's first 150 years at the MIT150 website.

In addition to overseeing special visits and events on behalf of MIT's senior officers, Institute Events is a resource to other offices and departments on event planning and issues of protocol. For advice on these topics or for more about MIT in general, please send an email to or visit us in the Events and Information Center in room 7-121, just off Lobby 7.

President Reif chats with students President Rafael Reif celebrated the end of the semester with students at Winterfest 2013.

Chancellor Barnhart greets students March 2014

Provost Schmidt greets students March 2014

Chancellor Cynthia Barnhart and Provost Martin Schmidt greeted community members at a welcome event in March 2014.


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