President L. Rafael Reif and other MIT administrators, faculty and staff welcome the Class of 2016 at the annual Freshman Convocation.
Reif, 61, was elected to the post on Wednesday, May 16, by a vote of the MIT Corporation. He will assume the MIT presidency on July 2.
MIT President Susan Hockfield welcomed more than 500 new doctorate recipients into "a community of scholars" during a joyful hooding ceremony on June 7, 2007.
The annual State of the Institute event, which took place a 11 a.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2007.