Parking/shuttles | Guests

Parking and shuttles

Limited on-campus parking will be available to guests attending festivities on June 2 and 3. 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.

Guest parking on Thursday, June 2 (Hooding)

Limited on-campus guest parking locations (no charge):

Nearby paid public parking garages:

For more Cambridge parking options, please see Parkopedia.


Guest parking on Friday, June 3 (Commencement)

Limited on-campus guest parking locations:

  • Albany Garage (32 Albany Street; garage opens at 6 am on June 3)

Nearby paid public parking garages:

For more Cambridge parking options, please see Parkopedia.

Accessibility

Parking spaces for carriers of a state-issued disability parking placard will be reserved for Hooding Ceremony guests on Vassar Street and in the Kresge parking lot. Spaces for Commencement guests will be available on Memorial Drive. 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.
 

Shuttles

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. The shuttle route map will be made available near the end of May.