• Welcome!


    Welcome to the 2016 MIT Grad Gala. This year’s Starry-Night will be hosted at the beautiful Sheraton in Downtown Boston. Come join us for a formal night of dancing, music, and revelry. The night will feature a formal dinner accompanied by a live band and a dance floor that van Gogh would be proud of.


    The Grad Gala, MIT’s premier formal event for graduate students, will take place on Saturday April 16th, 2016. The evening will start with a cocktail hour at 7:30pm in the Sheraton Ball Room, followed by a formal dinner with live music that will transition into a evening of dancing.

    Any current MIT graduate student may purchase up to two tickets.

    Ticket Information
    Tickets will be sold online starting Monday February 29th at 12 PM. Get your tickets early! First 250 tickets will receive discounted prices. Regular price: $50; early-bird price: $45. Tickets are non-refundable.

    This year’s Grad Gala will feature a sitdown dinner with a variety of options (including vegetarian dishes).

    The 2015 Grad Gala will be held at the Sheraton in downtown Boston. It will be featured in the Sheraton ball room, a beautiful venue designed for large formal events promising to make the evening magical.

    Sheraton Boston
    39 Dalton St
    MA 02199

  • Organizers

    Ina Kundu
    Gala Committee Chair

    Amy Gao
    Gala Committee

    Alex Gao
    Gala Committee

    Bomy Chung
    Gala Committee

    Rohit Singh
    Gala Committee

    Nemanja Marjanovic
    Gala Committee

    Astera Tang
    GSC Activities Committee Co-chair

    Levi Lentz
    GSC Activities Committee Co-chair

    Eva Golos
    GSC Secretary

    Imani Ivery
    Financial & Events Coordinator

  • Buy Tickets

    Early bird tickets will be available February 29th (at 12:00 noon), for the first 250 tickets sold, and tickets will be sold at the regular price until they are sold out.

    Early Bird Price: $45

    Regular Price: $50

    When ticket sales open, any MIT graduate students (including MIT Sloan students) may buy tickets using the link below (this will redirect you to MIT admitOne). You may purchase up to two tickets (for yourself and a guest).

    Buy Tickets!

    We hope that you will all be able to join us at the 2016 Grad Gala this April!

    If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at gsc-gradgala@mit.edu.
  • FAQ

    When will ticket sales open?
    Registration will open on Wednesday, February 29th, 2015 at 12:00 pm (noon).

    When will ticket sales end?
    When we sell out!

    How much do tickets cost?
    There is a $45 per person early bird price available for the first 250 tickets sold. Regular tickets will be $50 per person. Order early and often.

    Who may buy tickets?
    ONLY MIT graduate students (including MIT Sloan students) may buy tickets. Please note that the Gala is a 21+ event.

    How many tickets can I buy?
    You may purchase up to two tickets (for yourself and a guest).

    How can I make sure all my friends are seated together?
    There will be no assigned seating at this gala; hence, if you would like to sit with your friends it would be easiest if you arrive together.

    I'm having trouble buying my tickets online. What do I do?
    Please contact either gsc-gradgala [at] mit.edu and MIT adMITone at tickets [at] mit.edu. Tickets will sell out very fast; contacting us both will help resolve your issue faster.

    What should I wear to the Gala?
    The dress code for the Gala is formal. i.e. tuxedos, suits, gowns, and cocktail dresses are appropriate.

    What is the schedule of the Gala?
    We will update the website later with more details

    Will there be alcohol served at the Gala?
    Yes. The Gala is a 21+ event, so please make sure to bring your govt. ID. There will be full bars at the venue where you can purchase any drinks you would like. Wine will be provided at the tables; all bars will be cash-bars.

    I have dietary restrictions. Will there be food for me?
    We will be providing vegetarian options. Please contact us with specific questions.

    What do I need to bring with me?
    Make sure to bring your ticket (in paper or on your phone), your MIT ID, and a govt. issued ID (since the event is 21+, you will NOT be admitted without appropriate identification).

    I just found out that I can't attend the Gala any more. Can I get a refund for my ticket(s)?
    No, we do not issue refunds. You can however sell your ticket to another interested student through the Ticket Exchange, which will open on this website after tickets sell out.

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