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Campus Resident FAQ


How to access parking
Spouse/partner parking
Two residents sharing one vehicle
Two residents with two vehicles
Carpool account
Semester/summer resident parking
Payment options
Student account payment timing
Credit card auto-pay timing
Payroll deduction timing

As a campus resident, how do I access parking?

Once you have obtained a monthly-rate parking account through Atlas (Go to About Me > Commuting Benefits), your MIT ID will give you access to an assigned gated parking area. If you are assigned to an ungated area, your license plate will be scanned by MIT’s LPR vehicle as it passes through that area. Note: Only one resident vehicle is allowed per parking account. 

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My spouse/partner lives with me on campus. Can they obtain parking?

Yes. Your spouse/partner is also eligible for monthly campus resident parking and can apply directly through Atlas. (Go to About Me > Commuting Benefits.) Note that you and your spouse/partner will need to go through some extra steps to obtain parking access for both of you (details below), whether you are sharing a single vehicle or have two vehicles.

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My spouse/partner and I share one vehicle. How do we both get access to parking?

Your spouse/partner will need an access card to enter a gated lot. Contact MIT Parking at mitparking@mit.edu for more information.

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My spouse/partner and I each have a vehicle. How do we get access to parking for both vehicles?

You and your spouse/partner will both need to have monthly-rate parking accounts, with one vehicle per account. Residents with two vehicles (and two parking accounts) will be charged the monthly rate for both accounts.

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Can campus residents apply for a carpool account?

No, carpool accounts are only available to commuters who pay a daily rate.

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I will be living on campus at MIT, but just for a semester/summer. Can I get on-campus parking?

You are eligible to apply for affiliate parking on campus. See our FAQ about affiliate parking for more information.

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What are my parking payment options as a campus resident?

  • Student residents can pay for parking either through your student account or via credit card auto-pay.
  • Resident employees can pay for parking either by payroll deduction, where parking costs are deducted before income taxes are calculated, or via credit card auto-pay. Resident employees who choose payroll deduction for your parking charges, the advantage is that you save some money. As a pre-tax deduction, the payroll deduction reduces your gross pay before state and federal tax withholding is calculated. In other words, you won’t pay income tax on the money you pay for parking charges if that money has been deducted from payroll.
  • Spouse/partners can pay for parking through credit card auto-pay.

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If I pay through my student account, when do I get charged for parking?

Student residents paying through their student accounts will be charged for each month’s parking at the beginning of that month. For example: Your monthly parking rate for the month of July will be charged at the beginning of July.

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If I choose credit card auto-pay, when do I get charged for parking?

All campus residents paying via credit card auto-pay will be charged for each month’s parking at the beginning of the next month. For example: Your monthly parking fee for the month of July will be charged at the beginning of August.

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If I choose the payroll deduction, when do I get charged for parking?

MIT resident employees who pay for parking via payroll will have the monthly parking charge deducted from your paycheck either in four installments of one fourth the cost (weekly payroll) or two installments of one half the cost (semi-monthly payroll).

  • For example, for semi-monthly payroll, one half of the cost of parking in July will be deducted on July 15, and the other half will be deducted on July 31.

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 CONTACT INFO

Facilities

Department Directory

Parking & Transportation Office

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

parking services

Email: mitparking@mit.edu
Tel: 617-258-6510

t-pass services

Email: tpass@mit.edu
Tel: 617-253-9701

other commuter connections

Email: commuting@mit.edu


Tom Giannino
Manager

Robynn Cruz-Walker
Commuter Program Administrator

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