MFin 2023 Graduation

We are delighted to share information about these special end-of-term events

to celebrate your completion of the MFin Program!

MFin 2023 Graduation Ceremony
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Cambridge Marriott

Ballroom, 2nd Floor
Kendall Square


9:00 am – doors open; general seating. 
9:00 am – graduates check-in with MFin Staff
10:00 am - 12:00 pm – ceremony


Each graduate is eligible for up to four (4) guest tickets for the MFin Graduation Ceremony (students must wear their regalia as their ticket to enter the venue). Scroll down to the Pre-Graduation Tasks section for more information.

Program Highlights
  • procession of graduates; regalia is required
  • remarks from deans, faculty, MFin Class speaker
  • award presented for "Enhancing the MFin Experience"
  • each graduate is announced on stage and receives their diploma from Dean Schmittlein
  • photo of each graduate will be taken by a professional photographer; individual photos will be available for purchase
  • Attire: cocktail or business

MFin Class Speaker and MFin Award Nominations

MFin Class Speaker

The MFin Graduation Ceremony will include remarks from one MFin Class Speaker. This role will be a wonderful opportunity to share reflections and best wishes to classmates via a 5-minute speech.

Nominate yourself or a classmate via this link.

Deadline: March 31

MFin Award

Recognize the contributions of your classmates! One MFin student or team/group will receive the “Enriching the MFin Experience Award” at the June 1 Graduation Ceremony. This special award is designed to recognize participation in and sustained contribution to program initiatives, projects, and efforts that collectively have a positive impact on the overall student experience.

Nominate your classmate via this link.

Deadline: March 31

Pre-Graduation Tasks


To claim tickets, all 2023 graduates will need to complete both the MFin Student Experience Survey and the CDO Employment Survey.

MFin Experience Survey (Feb '23) - contact Sue Kline
MFin Experience Survey (Jun '23) - avail. mid-April
CDO Employment Survey - February 2023
CDO Employment Survey - June 2023

February 2023 graduates can pick up their tickets on-site at the will-call table, located on the 2nd floor. June 2023 graduates will be able to pick up their tickets at the MFin Program Office in May. 

Students are permitted to pass along to graduating peers any tickets that will not be needed, but under no circumstances may tickets be bought or sold.

Register for the MFin Graduation Events

Help us prepare for the Graduation events by confirming your attendance through SloanGroups. In the registration form, you can provide the number of tickets you will need for each event and request special accommodations for your guests, such as wheelchair access.

Remember: only those who complete the MFin and CDO surveys will be able to register for each event.

Registration for February 2023 graduates will open early March; June 2023 graduates can register in late April.

MFin Graduation Ceremony: register here

MFin reception: register here

Regalia & Stoles

Regalia is required to participate in all MIT Graduation events, including the OneMIT Commencement ceremony. 

The deadline to purchase your regalia is Friday, April 14, and you have three options for obtaining it. Learn more here.

Stoles will be available for pick up at the Marriott. Graduates, be sure to arrive at 9:00 am and check in with MFin staff to get your stole.


The MFin Graduation Ceremony will be available via live web streaming.

A link to access this event will be provided via the MFin Graduation newsletter (sent to MIT email) closer to the date.

MFin 2023 Graduation Reception
Thursday, June 1, 2023

Catalyst Restaurant

300 Technology Square, Cambridge
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

  • Attire: cocktail or business
  • Food stations, beverages, and live music
  • Each graduate is eligible for up to five (5) tickets (students need a ticket to attend the MFin Reception).

Parking for the MFin Graduation Events


Parking is available at various public garages in the Kendall Square area, including the Marriott garage located next to the hotel. Guests are responsible for paying for their own parking.

For garage locations, see here.


Catalyst offers complimentary validated parking in the Technology Square Garage, located at 595 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139