Campus Resident FAQ
How to access parking
Two residents sharing one vehicle
Two residents with two vehicles
Semester/summer resident parking
Student account payment timing
Credit card auto-pay timing
Payroll deduction timing
Once you have obtained a monthly-rate parking account through Atlas (Go to About Me > Commuting Benefits), your MIT ID will give you access to an assigned gated parking area. If you are assigned to an ungated area, your license plate will be scanned by MIT’s LPR vehicle as it passes through that area. Note: Only one resident vehicle is allowed per parking account.
Yes. Your spouse/partner is also eligible for monthly campus resident parking and can apply directly through Atlas. (Go to About Me > Commuting Benefits.) Note that you and your spouse/partner will need to go through some extra steps to obtain parking access for both of you (details below), whether you are sharing a single vehicle or have two vehicles.
Your spouse/partner will need an access card to enter a gated lot. Contact MIT Parking at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
You and your spouse/partner will both need to have monthly-rate parking accounts, with one vehicle per account. Residents with two vehicles (and two parking accounts) will be charged the monthly rate for both accounts.
No, carpool accounts are only available to commuters who pay a daily rate.
You are eligible to apply for affiliate parking on campus. See our FAQ about affiliate parking for more information.
- Student residents can pay for parking either through your student account or via credit card auto-pay.
- Resident employees can pay for parking either by payroll deduction, where parking costs are deducted before income taxes are calculated, or via credit card auto-pay. Resident employees who choose payroll deduction for your parking charges, the advantage is that you save some money. As a pre-tax deduction, the payroll deduction reduces your gross pay before state and federal tax withholding is calculated. In other words, you won’t pay income tax on the money you pay for parking charges if that money has been deducted from payroll.
- Spouse/partners can pay for parking through credit card auto-pay.
Student residents paying through their student accounts will be charged for each month’s parking at the beginning of that month. For example: Your monthly parking rate for the month of July will be charged at the beginning of July.
All campus residents paying via credit card auto-pay will be charged for each month’s parking at the beginning of the next month. For example: Your monthly parking fee for the month of July will be charged at the beginning of August.
MIT resident employees who pay for parking via payroll will have the monthly parking charge deducted from your paycheck either in four installments of one fourth the cost (weekly payroll) or two installments of one half the cost (semi-monthly payroll).
- For example, for semi-monthly payroll, one half of the cost of parking in July will be deducted on July 15, and the other half will be deducted on July 31.