visiting MIT

general information


The Admissions website contains information about the graduate and undergraduate admissions process, financial aid, and how to apply. The Admissions office gives Information Sessions for campus visitors; you can also arrange an overnight stay in an MIT living group.

campus tours

Admissions information sessions are held Monday-Friday at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., followed by a campus tour.

Tours are offered at 11 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday, immediately following the Admissions Office information session. Groups convene in Lobby 7 (77 Massachusetts Avenue). Reservations are required for groups of 10 or more. Further questions about campus tours may be addressed to the Information Center, 617-253-4795.

For more details, see the information session and campus tour schedule.

Missed the tour? Maps to take you on a self-guided tour of campus are available at the Information Center, just off Lobby 7. Download the new 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 you device, search for “MIT Mobile” at the iPhone App Store or the Android Market.

conference services

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MIT’s Conference Services offers event management and registration services for the MIT community and for outside event organizers. For more information, please visit their website or call 617-253-1700, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you are looking for information about attending an event at MIT, please search the online MIT Events Calendar for times and locations. If the event you are looking for is not listed, please call the MIT Information Center at 617-253-4795 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Find people on campus by searching the MIT directory online.

MIT facts

The annual MIT Facts booklet provides milestones in research and teaching, Nobel Prize winners, MIT history, annual reports, organization charts, the non-discrimination policy, acronyms and abbreviations, directions, and the campus map.


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Everything you’ve heard about New England weather is true. Please visit Weather Underground to see how we’re faring on any given day.

Admissions Office, 77 Massachusetts Ave This is 77 Massachusetts Avenue, MITís main entrance. Enter here for Lobby 7, the MIT Information Center, and Admissions.
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student-guided tours Student guides offer first-hand knowledge of the campus
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La Grande Voile La Grande Voile (The Big Sail) by Alexander Calder sits in front of the Green Building, designed by I.M. Pei.
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