MIT's 146th Commencement: by the numbers

In the past few weeks, Killian Court has undergone a transformation in preparation for MIT’s 146th Commencement: Shrubs have been planted, the grass meticulously mowed, nearly 14,000 chairs precisely aligned, and a stage — to be crossed by some 2,500 graduates — built and reinforced.

On Friday, June 8, 2012, the riverside courtyard will teem with more than 10,000 guests: families and friends who will travel from near and far to watch their graduate receive a hard-earned diploma.

See some of the numbers behind putting on the Institute's largest annual event.

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