Map, Directions, & Parking
During the day, Monday through Friday, the Admissions Office provides a limited amount of free parking for visiting prospective students and their families, on a first-come, first-served basis. Please note that it is often less of a hassle to get here via public transit if possible!
From 8:00 am to 2:30 pm, you may park in the Kresge Parking Lot on Amherst Alley off of Massachusetts Avenue. You can use 32 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA as your GPS destination. This will lead you to Amherst Street, at the end of which you will find the Kresge parking lot (do not use Amherst street as your destination; there are two in Cambridge, and your GPS will likely bring you to the incorrect location). You must check in with the parking attendant to get a parking pass to display on your dashboard and to get a campus map. If the attendant is not there when you arrive, leave a note on your windshield indicating that you are attending the admissions information session and campus tour. Please note that the Admissions Office cannot reimburse you for parking costs.
If you arrive after 2:30 or if visitor parking is full, see MIT Parking for information on on-street parking and pay lots near campus. Please note that the Admissions Office cannot reimburse you for parking costs.
If you are visiting MIT on a weekend or holiday, parking options are more limited. MIT Parking has more information about open MIT lots (no cost) and public pay lots available on weekends and holidays. Again, please note that MIT Admissions cannot reimburse you for parking costs.
Hooray for Maps!
Behold, whereis.mit.edu. Just search for rooms ("admissions", "10-100"), services ("public parking"), or whatever else you might need!
If you need directions to campus, we recommend Google Maps, which works very well for driving, public transit, walking, and bicycling in the greater Boston area! Lydia has also blogged about how to get to MIT from the Red Line (subway).
If you'd like to print a map you may download one here.
Searchable Campus Map: