Campus tours

Campus tours

Download the MIT Mobile Campus Tour!

The MIT Mobile app requires iOS 4.0 or newer or Android OS 2.1 or newer. To get the app for your device, search for "MIT Mobile" at the iPhone App Store or the Android Market.

You can also download a printable self-guided walking tour map.

For general campus tour information please call 617-253-4795, Monday-Friday, 9 am-5 pm.

Regularly scheduled student-led campus tours are conducted Monday through Friday at 11 am and at 3 pm, excluding legal US holidays and the winter break period (see academic calendar). Note: tours are not held on days when the campus is closed. Visitors are advised to check the MIT Alert page or call 617-253-SNOW (7669) to ensure that the Institute is open and operating as usual.

Holidays and Institute events affect the tour schedule periodically throughout the year. Please check the MIT Events Calendar for holiday dates when tours may not be offered.

The campus tours depart from the Building 7 Lobby, located at 77 Massachusetts Avenue, and generally last 75-90 minutes. All tours are conducted in English. The tours are led by MIT students and cover some of the most popular areas of the campus including the Student Center, the Zesiger Athletic Center, Kresge Auditorium, the MIT Chapel, the Infinite Corridor, and the Stata Center.

Reservations are not required for groups of fewer than 10 individuals. If you plan to bring a group of 10 or more high school students to campus, please see the next section regarding high school group tours.

Undergraduate Admissions Information Sessions are conducted prior to the campus tours during most of the year, except for dates posted on the Admissions Office website. Check the Admissions Office website for session times, dates sessions are not offered, and any updates. The Admissions Office kindly asks that you RSVP to the Information Session you wish to attend.

High school group tours

For groups of 10 or more prospective students (including chaperones), please complete the request form two to six weeks prior to your visit. We will make every effort to accommodate your request, but please note that the high school group tours are always subject to the availability of MIT's student tour guides. Unfortunately, due to the volume of requests we receive, we are only able to accommodate group tours for high school students.

High school group visit request form
High school group visit guidelines and pricing

Delegations and official visits

MIT departments, labs, and centers who will welcome foreign guests or government groups to campus may read more on the delegations and official visits page.

Information Session See yourself here? Register for an Information Session at the MIT Admissions Office.

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