MIT Admissions

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Visiting Campus

MIT Campus

Making The Most Of Your Visit

While visiting campus, we want you to be able to experience as much of MIT as possible - after all, it is important for you to get a sense of whether MIT is a good fit for you.

To experience the academic side of MIT, you are welcome to attend an approved undergraduate class (please stop by 10-100 to get a current list of available courses) or explore different departments. Please see our Academic Calendar for details.

To get a sense of student life at MIT, you can meet with an athletic coach, attend a campus event, have a meal on campus, or spend some time with a current student through our day visit programs. You can also explore one of MIT's museums or cultural events through the Office of the Arts.

Lastly, please feel free to stop by our Admissions Reception Center anytime between 9AM-5PM, Monday through Friday, to chat with our admissions staff and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea. Our office is located in Building 10, Room 100 at 77 Massachusetts Avenue. We look forward to welcoming you to campus!

Visit Programs

The admissions office also coordinates a hosting program for students who have the time and are interested in a more comprehensive visit to campus. The program is first come, first served.  

The following programs are not offered during the summer months but will resume again at the start of the Fall semester.

Shadow a Student

The MIT Shadow a Student Program matches prospective high school juniors and seniors with MIT undergraduates from 11am-2pm. Attend a class, grab some lunch and get an informal tour of campus while you ask away about your host's MIT experience!

Shadow a Student visits are available Monday through Friday on days when classes are in session. Please see our Academic Calendar for details. Visits are set up with MIT volunteers and are on a first come, first served basis, so please sign up early. Please bring $8-10 to cover your lunch on campus.

To arrange a hosted day visit, please log into your MyMIT account and use the Shadow a Student Form. We need some time to arrange your visit, so please register at least two weeks in advance.

Lunch Hosting

Is it true what they say about dorm food? We think you'll be surprised at the many options that MIT offers!

Prospective students can join MIT students for lunch and find out for themselves what not only dorm food is like but get their questions about the MIT student experience answered. This option is open to students only and is available on class days from 12:30-2pm. Please see our Academic Calendar for details.

Please bring $11 to cover lunch in the all-you-can-eat dining hall and sign up 2 weeks in advance as students are accommodated on a first come, first serve basis. We ask that students only sign up for one visit program (Lunch Hosting or Shadow a Student) while they are on campus.

You can sign up to participate by clicking here.