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Affiliate parking

If you are not an MIT student or employee, but you have a specific or professional relationship with MIT, you may be eligible to apply for affiliate parking. Parking for affiliates is not guaranteed and is determined based on availability.

Please note that every parker is responsible for keeping account information, including vehicle description(s), up to date. You can log into your parking dashboard at any time to view and/or change your account details.

Who is eligible: Examples of eligible affiliates include alumni, cross-registered students, previously-sponsored DAPER members (currently, DAPER is not sponsoring any additional parking accounts), retired staff, and volunteers. Retired faculty members are eligible for either employee parking or affiliate parking, depending on their specific appointment. You are only eligible for a parking account during the time when your specific or professional relationship with MIT is ongoing and active.

Cost of parking: A monthly fee for each month (regardless of whether you park that month), plus a daily parking fee for each day you park at your designated location. Payment can be made via credit card auto-pay. View current parking rates.

Number of vehicles: Affiliates 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: To apply for parking, you must have a Kerberos account (also known as an MIT or Athena account), which will allow you to log into the online parking application.

  • If you do not have a Kerberos account: Work with your sponsor to obtain an MIT guest account. The MIT office responsible for or managing the relationship with an affiliate is considered the sponsor (i.e., if you are a DAPER member, DAPER is your sponsor; if you are a MITemp employee, the office you are working for is your sponsor; if you are an alumnus, the MIT Alumni Association Parking Coordinator is your sponsor).
  • If you previously set up a Kerberos account, you may only need to reset your password. For assistance, contact the IS&T Service Desk by email or phone at 617-253-1101.
  • Next, you will need to enroll in Duo, MIT's two-factor authentication system. Visit the MIT Duo site to enroll.
  • Once your Kerberos account is set up: Wait 24 hours for all MIT systems to update and then you may request parking using the online application.
  • If you obtain parking and are assigned to a gated lot, your sponsor will also need to request an MIT ID card for you and will need to request a renewal of the ID annually.

No need to renew: Once you establish a parking account, the account is maintained continuously (and monthly charges accrue) until you cancel it. You can cancel parking at any time during the year through your online parking dashboard or by contacting the Parking & Transportation Office.

Parking location: The Parking & Transportation Office makes its best effort to find you a parking space within reasonable walking distance of where you work, based on lot availability and capacity. Note that the MIT Health parking lot is for patient parking only. Location information is always available to view on your parking dashboard.

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



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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

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