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Visit MIT: Maps, directions, parking

Getting to campus

Parking on campus is extremely limited and availability varies. It is strongly recommended that visitors use public transportation or rideshare services to get to campus. Visitors can take the bus or ride the “T”  (Boston’s subway system).

Please note: MIT Admissions cannot reimburse 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:

Directions from Kendall/MIT station

Our info sessions take place at different locations across MIT’s campus. Here are some useful step-by-step directions from the Kendall/MIT station to help you get there:

Admissions Reception Center (Room 10-100)

  • The Admissions Reception Center is located in Building 10 on the first floor.
  • Walk toward Ames Street from the Kendall/MIT station.
  • Turn left on Ames Street.
  • Walk down Ames Street until you reach Memorial Drive.
  • Turn right on Memorial Drive.
  • Walk until you see Killian Court and the Great Dome.
  • Turn right and walk around Killian Court.
  • Enter directly under the Great Dome, into Lobby 10.
  • Turn left.
  • Room 10-100 will be immediately on your left as you walk down the Infinite Corridor.

Stratton Student Center (Building W20)

  • Walk toward Vassar Street from the Kendall/MIT station.
  • Turn left on Vassar Street.
  • Walk toward Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Turn left on Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Cross Massachusetts Avenue at the crosswalk in front of MIT’s main entrance (the building with the columns).
  • Walk straight and the Stratton Student Center (W20) will be the large concrete building on your right.

Kresge Auditorium (Building W16)

  • Walk toward Vassar Street from the Kendall/MIT station.
  • Turn left on Vassar Street.
  • Walk toward Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Turn left on Massachusetts Avenue.
  • Cross Massachusetts Avenue at the crosswalk in front of MIT’s main entrance (the building with the columns).
  • Walk straight and Kresge Auditorium (W16) will be the building on your left with a wall of windows at the entrance.

Room 10-250

  • Room 10-250 is located in Building 10 on the second floor.
  • Walk toward Ames Street from the Kendall/MIT station.
  • Turn left on Ames Street.
  • Walk down Ames Street until you reach Memorial Drive.
  • Turn right on Memorial Drive.
  • Walk until you see Killian Court and the Great Dome.
  • Turn right and walk around Killian Court.
  • Enter directly under the Great Dome, into Lobby 10.
  • Turn left and walk down the Infinite Corridor.
  • Go up the first staircase on your left.
  • Turn right, and walk until you reach Room 10-250 on your left.

Room 26-100

  • Room 26-100 is located in Building 26 on the first floor.
  • Walk towards Ames Street from the Kendall/MIT station.
  • Enter MIT’s campus on the southwest corner of Ames Street and Main Street.
  • Walk across North Court, past the red abstract sculpture.
  • Enter the building in front of you, and turn right. This is Building 56.
  • Walk down the hallway, until you get to the entrance for Building 12.
  • Turn right before you enter Building 12.
  • Walk past the vending machines and through the doors into Building 26. Room 26-100 will be on your right.