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About the Committee

The mission of the MIT Commencement Transition Team is to guide the execution of the plan for 2021 as defined by senior leaders and the School deans and to make recommendations for and execute the on-campus Institute celebration for the graduates of 2020. For continuity and representation for 2020 graduates, membership comprises former student leaders who served on the Commencement Committee in AY2019–2020.
In regard to Commencement 2021, specific tasks include: confirming the elements of the OneMIT Commencement ceremony; guiding planning for the undergraduate diploma ceremony; making recommendations for elements that are appropriate for School advanced degree diploma ceremonies; serving as a resource to Schools as they plan their events; and recommending both composition and charge for the next generation of the Commencement Committee (which will launch in academic year 2021–2022). The Transition Team will adapt celebration plans for both classes in response to Institute directives and decisions regarding public health and safety.