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Parking at MIT


Summer “all-lots” pilot program
Between Monday, June 12, and Friday, September 1, MIT Parking & Transportation is piloting a summer “all-lots” program for on-campus parking account holders. During this time, all on-campus parkers will have access to most campus parking areas.

  • All daily/monthly parking fees and regulations continue to apply.
  • The following lots are not available for “all-lots” parking:
    • MIT Medical parking lot
    • E19 parking lot
    • 139 Mass Ave lot (front)
    • Hayward Garage
    • Childcare Centers lots (use only for picking up and dropping off children)
    • Note that off-campus parking can only be accessed by employees assigned to those garages.
  • Parkers must comply with signage for reserved, electric vehicle, and accessible parking spaces. Please avoid parking a non-EV in an EV-reserved space.
  • The Attendant Assist program in the Stata Garage will be available to add capacity if needed. This is the only time when parking is allowed in the aisles.
  • If a parking area (including Stata) is full, seek an alternate lot.
  • On Friday, September 1, “all-lots” access will end, and all account holders will be required to resume parking in their currently assigned areas.

Note: MIT Parking & Transportation may cancel this pilot at any time, with notice, if parking occupancy levels exceed inventory. Violators of parking regulations may be ticketed and towed.

Employee Students Campus Residents
Affiliates Visitors Rates
Locations and amenities Regulations FAQ

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)
 Current Boston traffic
 Parking Rates
 Parking Coordinators Meeting 2021 (pdf)
 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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