As a full- or part-time employee of MIT (or eligible graduate student employee), 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.
Please note that every parker is responsible for keeping account information, including vehicle description(s), up to date. 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 some graduate student employees) who commute.
- If you live on campus, please see our campus resident page.
- If you are a graduate student employee, you may be eligible to apply for Graduate Employee Daily parking after your first year of graduate enrollment at MIT.
- If you are a retired non-faculty member, please see our affiliate page.
- If you are a retired faculty member, you are eligible for either employee parking or affiliate parking, depending on your specific appointment.
- For any questions regarding parking at Lincoln Laboratory, please contact the departmental Parking Coordinator for Lincoln Lab.
Cost of parking: Account holders 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. Current parking rates can be viewed here.
- Employee account holders can make payments by payroll deduction or via credit card auto-pay.
- Graduate Employee Daily account holders can make payments through a student account or via credit card auto-pay.
- Retired faculty members are encouraged to make payments via credit card auto-pay.
- A limited number of employees assigned to off-campus lots pay a monthly fee.
- The annual cap is reset each July; this cap is discounted for retired faculty members with an emeritus appointment.
Number of vehicles: Account holders can register up to three 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.
- If you are a graduate student employee with an existing student parking account, and you want to change to a Graduate Employee Daily parking account (check your eligibility), you will need to cancel your student account and then sign up for a new Graduate Employee Daily account.
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. Note that the MIT Health parking lot is for patient parking only. See All parkers FAQ for information about medical requests. Location information is always available to view on your parking dashboard.