Parking/shuttles | Guests

Parking and shuttles

Limited on-campus parking will be available to guests attending festivities on June 8 and 9; locations will be listed here ~May 31, 2017. While there is no cost to Hooding or Commencement guests to park in MIT-owned lots or garages, space is limited. You may find that these spaces are already full by the time you arrive on campus and that you will need to park in a public lot.


Parking spaces for carriers of a state-issued disability parking placard will be reserved for Hooding and Commencement guests. Please note that you must have a state-issued placard to use this reserved parking.

Commencement guests who hold tickets for the Disabilities seating section but do not have a placard are not eligible to use reserved handicapped spaces. Guests may be dropped off at the entrance to Killian Court on Memorial Drive (recommended for those who are not able to walk from either an MIT or public parking garage, as most parking is more than a block away.) Be sure that if your party splits up, the driver retains his or her Commencement ticket.

Members of the MIT community who drive to campus should review the campus changes that are in effect during Commencement time. Thank you.


The (free and accessible) Tech Shuttle will run on Commencement Day, with stops located near Killian Court, parking areas, the Kendall Square T, and campus-adjacent hotels. A map will be made available here at the end of May.