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Admissions at MIT Welcome Center

If you plan to visit, we are located at the MIT Welcome Center near the Kendall Square T station. You can learn more in the Visit MIT section of our site.

Welcome Center

The Welcome Center is open from 9 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.

Admissions at the MIT Welcome Center
292 Main Street, Cambridge, MA 02142

Please do not send application materials to this address. If you must mail application-related documents to us for some reason, please read this page.

Getting to the Welcome Center

The MBTA’s Red Line is your best option to get to the Welcome Center! Depending on where you are coming from, you could also walk, bike, take the bus, or maybe a taxi/rideshare.

We strongly encourage visitors not to drive to campus. Cambridge traffic is usually awful, the layout of the roads is confusing, and, although there is public parking at the Hayward Parking Garage, and other public lots in Kendall Square, it is pretty expensive and unpredictably limited.

If you are driving to the area, we strongly, strongly encourage you to park further out on the Red Line—Alewife, South Station, etc.—and take the train from there. In addition to being faster, cheaper, and better for the environment, you can conveniently visit many other colleges along the way! If you must drive to campus itself, then your best bet is to set your address for the Hayward Parking Garage, accessible at 33 Amherst Street, and keep your fingers crossed. 🤞