SA+P Advanced Degree Ceremony Program


Hashim Sarkis, Dean 

A Little Hub Symphony (2023) 

Tod Machover, composer

Julia Glenn, violin

Jess Shand, alto flute

Josh Gordon, cello

Electronics and sounds of Greater Boston

Introduction of Guest Speaker

Hashim Sarkis, Dean 

Commencement Address

Honorable Michelle Wu, Mayor of the City of Boston

Conferring of Degrees

Department of Architecture

Represented by Timothy Hyde, Associate Professor 

Investiture of Hoods by Nicholas de Monchaux, Professor and Department Head

Department of Urban Studies and Planning

Represented by Ceasar McDowell, Professor of the Practice of Civic Design 

Investiture of Hoods by P. Christopher Zegras, Professor and Department Head

MIT Center for Real Estate 

Represented by Siqi Zheng, Professor and Program Head

Program in Media Arts and Sciences

Represented by Joseph Paradiso, Professor

Investiture of Hoods by Tod Machover, Professor and Academic Head 

Closing Remarks

Caroline Jones & Larry Vale, Associate Deans 



Following the ceremony, a reception for all School of Architecture and Planning graduates and their guests will take place at the Kresge Oval.