Parking at MIT

1)      Street Parking

Street parking on Memorial Drive is free on both sides. On Mass Ave, parking is free after 6pm. Parking is also available on Ames Street or Vassar Street. Street parking may not always be available, but is more likely if you arrive early. Do not park on Memorial Drive during a snow emergency - you will be towed!


2)      MIT Parking Lots

An MIT parking permit is required for all vehicles on MIT property between 7:30am and 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.

From 5:00pm to 7:30am and on weekends and holidays permits are not required for MIT-affiliated people in the following lots:

  • Hayward Lot (highlighted)
  • N10 Lot (the one behind the Bank of America ATM) (highlighted)
  • East Lot/East Garage Annex (highlighted) - is no more
  • Pacific Lot
  • Sloan Lot
  • Windsor Lot
  • Tang Center Lot (E51).

Vehicles without permits parked during this time in any other MIT parking area will be subject to ticketing or towing.