The Welcome Center has opened at our new home base, 292 Main Street in Cambridge! We are not offering information sessions quite yet, but stop by, say 👋, pick up a walking tour map, and explore campus on your own!
We are still offering our online information sessions and campus tours.
Information sessions cover academic and campus life at MIT, as well as the admissions and financial aid processes. There is a student-led “campus tour” immediately following the information session. You can learn more about in the Visit MIT section.
Our new home!
The Welcome Center is open from 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday.
MIT Admissions at the 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 very likely your best option to get to the Center! Depending on where you are coming from, you could also walk, or bike, or take a bus, or maybe a taxi/rideshare. The least-good option is to try and drive directly into campus. Cambridge traffic is usually awful, the layout of the roads is confusing, and, although there is public parking beneath the building via the 25 Hayward Street underground 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 — at e.g. Alewife, South Station, etc — and ride in 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 probably to set your address for the garage with an entrance at 25 Hayward Street and keep your fingers crossed.