MIT community members, please note that limited parking will be available to guests attending the 2017 Commencement festivities. We appreciate your understanding as we welcome the families and friends of our graduates to campus. Parking, security arrangements, and other access changes that will affect the campus community will be noted on this page in the weeks leading up to Commencement.
Road closures and changes on Commencement Day
Road closures from 9:15–10:30 am on MIT Commencement Day are typically as described below. Please note that this information should be considered provisional until it is confirmed for 2017:
- Massachusetts Ave from Vassar Street to Memorial Drive closed to both Boston and Cambridge-bound traffic
- Amherst Street (west of Massachusetts Ave) closed both directions
- Memorial Drive westbound from Wadsworth St to Massachusetts Ave
To ease traffic concerns, delivery trucks will have no access to certain areas of campus and restricted access to the remainder of the campus on Commencement Day. MIT will communicate this to its preferred vendors and to other vendors that routinely deliver to campus. Members of the MIT community are asked to plan accordingly.