If you are not an MIT student or employee, but you have a specific or professional relationship with MIT, you may be eligible to apply for affiliate parking. Parking for affiliates is not guaranteed and is determined based on availability.
Who is eligible: Examples of eligible affiliates include alumni, contractors, cross-registered students, DAPER members, retired faculty and staff, summer parkers, vendors, and volunteers.
Cost of parking: A monthly parking fee for each month, plus a daily parking fee for each day you park at your designated location. Payment can be made via credit card auto-pay. View current parking rates. Please note: we are currently evaluating the evening parking program and starting September 2019, affiliates may be charged the daily parking fee regardless of the time of day or day of the week that they use an MIT parking facility, including evenings and weekends.
Number of vehicles: Affiliates can register up to three permanent vehicles (including motorcycles) on your parking account. However, please note that only one vehicle at a time may be parked on campus under each account.
First-time applicant: To apply for parking, you must have a Kerberos account (also known as an MIT or Athena account), which will allow you to log into the online parking application.
- If you do not have a Kerberos account: Work with your sponsor to obtain an MIT guest account. The MIT office responsible for or managing the relationship with an affiliate is considered the sponsor (i.e., if you are a DAPER member, DAPER is your sponsor; if you are a MITemp employee, the office you are working for is your sponsor, if you are an alumnus, the MIT Alumni Association Parking Coordinator is your sponsor).
- Once your Kerberos account is set up: Wait 24 hours for all MIT systems to update and then you may request parking using the online application.
- If you obtain parking and are assigned to a gated lot, your sponsor will also need to request an MIT ID card for you and will need to request a renewal of the ID annually.
How to renew: For the 2018-2019 parking cycle, all eligible affiliates who have parking will need to go online to confirm parking and payment preferences.
Going forward, your parking account will remain active (and monthly charges will accrue) until you are no longer eligible or you cancel your parking. You can cancel parking at any time during the year by contacting the Parking & Transportation Office.
Parking location: The Parking & Transportation Office makes its best effort to find you a parking space within reasonable walking distance of where you work, based on lot availability and capacity. Location information is always available to view on your parking dashboard.