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Parking at MIT


Parking: No daily parking fees during the special holiday closing
Between December 24 and January 1, MIT campus parking will be free of charge to all MIT daily-rate parking account holders. All parking areas will remain open during this time.

  • All parking regulations continue to apply, and parkers must comply with signage for reserved, electric vehicle, and accessible parking spaces.
  • Standard parking charges will resume on Tuesday, January 2.
  • This policy does not affect fees paid on a monthly basis (campus residents, leased spaces, etc.); those fees will be in effect and will continue to apply as usual.

Parking: “All-lots” access through January
From December 23, 2023, through January 28, 2024, parking account holders will be granted “all-lots” access.

  • During this time, all current parking account holders will have access to most campus parking areas, with the exception of the MIT Medical parking lot, the E19 parking lot, and the Hayward Garage. In addition, the lots at the Childcare Centers may only be used for picking up and dropping off children. Note that off-campus parking can only be accessed by employees assigned to those garages.
  • All parking regulations and fees continue to apply, and parkers must comply with signage for reserved, electric vehicle, and accessible parking spaces.
  • The Attendant Assist program in the Stata Garage will be available to add capacity if needed. If a parking area is full, individuals must proceed to a different lot. Parking is not allowed in lanes or on ramps.
  • Visit the Parking & Transportation site to view alternate lot locations.
  • On Sunday, January 28, “all-lots” access will end, and all account holders will be required to resume parking in their currently assigned areas.

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MIT’s parking program enables the majority of MIT commuters to take advantage of our daily rate system and integrates efficient technologies such as License Plate Recognition (LPR). You do not need a physical sticker for your car, and your parking account is maintained continuously until you cancel it. Caps on annual charges will reset every July, but there is no need to renew your parking.

The parking program is one component of Access MIT, which encourages sustainable transit by providing MIT commuters with more options and greater flexibility. Switch it up by ditching the car when you can! Drive today, take the subway or bus tomorrow, and walk when the weather is nice. To apply for subsidy and reimbursement incentive programs or for a parking account, visit your Commuting Benefits page on Atlas.

If driving is your only commuting option, we’re here to help with information about parking accounts, parking locations, amenities, and regulations. If you have questions that are not answered by these pages, simply contact the Parking & Transportation Office.

Please note: MIT is committed to helping the City of Cambridge reduce atmospheric pollution and traffic congestion, and we work with the City to regulate and restrict the number of on-campus parking spaces per Cambridge Municipal Code 10.18.

 Your Commuting Benefits (Atlas)
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 Parking Coordinators Meeting 2023
 Department Vehicle Renewal Instructions


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

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