HomeSearch Sitemap Contact

Shortcuts Go
   Request Services Maps & Floor Plans In Development & Construction Sustainability About Us Commuting Options For Facilities Employees  
nav bullet off Access MIT
nav bullet off Bicycling
nav bullet off Emergency Ride Home
nav bullet on Parking
 - Emeriti & Employees
   Parking Coordinators
 - Students
 - Campus residents
 - Affiliates
 - Visitors
 - Rates
 - Lots & amenities
 - Regulations & enforcement
 - FAQs
nav bullet off Private Transit
nav bullet off Public Transit (T-Passes)
nav bullet off Ride Sharing
nav bullet off Shuttles
nav bullet off Walking
nav bullet off Forms
nav bullet off FAQs

Emeriti and Employee parking

As a full- or part-time employee of MIT or emeritus faculty, you can request on-campus parking privileges online. If you are open to alternative options, we encourage you to explore our commuter benefits programs, many of which offer subsidies and reimbursements. For benefits-eligible employees on the Cambridge campus, the Access MIT program includes a free local bus and subway pass in your MIT ID.

You can log into your parking dashboard at any time to view and/or change your account details.

Who is eligible: All current MIT employees and emeritus faculty who commute.

  • If you live on campus, please see our campus resident page.
  • If you are a retired employee or faculty member, please see our affiliate page.
  • For any questions regarding parking at Lincoln Laboratory, please contact the departmental Parking Coordinator for Lincoln Lab.

Cost of parking: Employees and emeritus faculty in both gated and ungated on-campus lots pay a daily parking fee for each day you park at your designated location, up to an established annual cap. For emeritus faculty, the annual cap is discounted. (Note: The annual fee has been eliminated.) Current parking rates for employees and emeritus faculty can be viewed here.

  • Employee payment can be made by payroll deduction or via credit card auto-pay.
  • Professors emeriti can make payments via credit card auto-pay. Professors emeriti who are on the payroll can opt for credit card auto-pay or can choose payroll deduction instead.
  • A limited number of employees assigned to off-campus lots pay a monthly fee.
  • The annual cap is reset each July.

Number of vehicles: Employees and emeritus faculty 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: Apply for parking using the online application, also accessible via Atlas.

No need to renew: Once you establish a parking account, the account is maintained continuously until you cancel it. You can cancel parking at any time during the year through your online parking dashboard or by contacting the Parking & Transportation Office.

Carpools: Employees and students may form carpools for commuting purposes. Read more about carpools in our All parkers FAQ.

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.

For more information, please review the Employee and emeritus faculty parking FAQ and the All parkers FAQ. Departmental Parking Coordinators are also available to answer your commuter questions.

 Your Commuting Benefits (Atlas)
 Parking Rates


Department Directory

Parking & Transportation Office

Atlas Service Center
Street Address: 40 Ames Street
Building: E17-106
Hours: M - F, 8AM - 5PM

parking services

Tel: 617-258-6510

t-pass services

Tel: 617-253-9701

other commuter connections


Tom Giannino

Robynn Cruz-Walker
Commuter Program Administrator

making MIT work accessibility Massachusetts Institute of Technology