President Reif's Charge to the MIT Class of 2015

"Join the world. Find your calling. Solve the unsolvable. Invent the future," President Reif tells the Class of 2015 on June 5, 2015.


  1. “The confidence to attempt innovation and the desire to learn.” – Tom Scholz '69
  2. "It’s the worldview of an institute that, between 1944 and 2013, won 80 football games and earned 80 Nobel prizes. And at MIT, we think that’s about the right balance."
  3. "As the Media Lab’s Joi Ito says, 'You don't get a Nobel Prize for doing what you’re told.'"
  4. "The MIT worldview combines a profound humility with the confidence that no problem is too big, with the right people on the job..."
  5. "Because after you leave us today, I want to ask you to hack the world, until you make the world a little more like MIT."