Commencement 2019 Video

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Commencement 2021

In-person Commencement celebration for the Class of 2021 is scheduled for Sunday, May 16, 2021 at 1:00 P.M on the Great Lawn. All graduating and eligible seniors are welcome to participate in-person! 

Commencement Guests

Graduates may have between 0 and 2 guests. Guests must be willing to sit together at the ceremony. Their seating will be distanced from other guests.

Only two registered guests per graduate will be able to enter Olin's campus. Please note: We won’t be able to allow others on campus if they are not registered to attend the ceremony. (An email with registration info was sent to each graduate via their Olin email).


Parents, please pre-register here to receive notification when Commencement photos are available.

Due to the limit on attendance at events, we will not be able to have faculty and staff participate in the ceremony.

Olin students smile in their cap and gowns during Commencement 2019

2021 Commencement Speaker

The Olin College of Engineering 2021 Commencement Speaker will be noted scientist Dr. Robert S. Langer. Dr. Langer is one of the world’s most prolific engineers, scientists and entrepreneurs and has been a professor at MIT for over 40 years while running the prestigious Langer Lab in the university’s department of chemical engineering. He is widely recognized as the father of controlled drug delivery and tissue engineering and is cofounder of Moderna - producer of one of the leading Covid-19 vaccines.

Read the speaker announcement

Live Stream

To watch the ceremony live on May 16, please join us here.