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Daily student parking

If you are an MIT student who commutes, you can request on-campus parking privileges online. Note that first-year students are not eligible for parking. If you live on campus and are eligible for parking, please see our campus resident page.

Who is eligible: All graduate and undergraduate MIT students (except first-years) who commute to the Cambridge campus and have an active enrollment status.

Cost of parking: A daily parking fee for each day you park at your designated location, plus an annual parking fee, up to an established annual cap. View current parking rates.

  • Payment can be made through your student account or via credit card auto-pay.
  • The annual fee is charged each October; it is prorated if you sign up at a different time of year.

Number of vehicles: Student commuters 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.

How to renew: For the 2018-2019 parking cycle, all eligible students who have parking will need to go online to renew their parking account and confirm parking and payment preferences.

Starting in the fall of 2019, parking accounts for enrolled students will renew automatically every year. You can cancel parking at any time during the year by contacting the Parking & Transportation Office.

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

Parking location: All student commuters (including carpools) park in the Riverside area.

For more information, please review the Student parking FAQ and the All parkers FAQ.

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Department Directory

Parking & Transportation Office

Hours: M - F, 8AM - 5PM
Building: E17-106
Fax: 617-258-6357

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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