When someone gives you a location at MIT they will use a format such as
E51-115. The first part, E51 in this case, is the building number. The second
part, 115 in this case, is the room number. The room number will also
indicate on which floor the room is. In this case, the room is on the 1st
MIT buildings are numbered depending upon which section of campus they
are. The campus is divided into six sections: central, west, north-west,
north, north-east, and east. Use the campus
map to find specific buildings or to find the names for buildings.
Buildings in the
central section of campus have a number between 1 and
100. Buildings north of the railroad tracks have an N preceding their
number. Buildings east of Ames Street
have an E preceding their number.
How to get around
The program contains the location of all
IPCO related events and the walking guide
features maps and itineraries between different locations, including
The best navigation aid is the online campus map. Under the
"Locate a feature" option, you can search the campus map for
any landmark, building, department, or street.
For information on getting to MIT Campus, visit our travel information page.
Boston and Cambridge offer a wide variety of daytime and evening activities,
boasting a combination of tradition and trend. Historic Faneuil Hall and
Quincy Hall Marketplace, with their many fascinating shops, craft
stands and restaurants, are popular gathering places for area
residents and visitors from all over the world. The Copley Place
shopping mall adds a different dimension to Boston's Copley Square,
Back Bay and Prudential Center areas. Attractions of particular
interest include the USS Constitution, the
John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, and the Museum of Fine
Arts. The historic Freedom Trail takes visitors from the Boston Common
through the popular market areas of the North End and the waterfront
district. Harvard Square, the Cambridge Common, and the university
museums are but a few of the points of interest on the opposite side
of the Charles River. One to two hours north and south of Boston
stretches a magnificent and varied coast: from the rocky shores of Maine, by the stately mansions
and sandy beaches of New
Hampshire, along to the fishing villages and art colonies of Cape
Ann, further on to Provincetown. The famous New Hampshire White
Mountains are only 2 to 3 hours away.