Parking and shuttles | Schedule and Plan

Parking and shuttles

Limited on-campus parking will be available to guests attending festivities on June 7 and 8. 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. Members of the MIT community who drive to campus should review the campus changes that are in effect during Commencement time.

A list of parking locations will be added to this page in late May.


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 (any state) 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 a Commencement ticket.

View or print a campus accessibility map

For an accessible taxicab, please call the Cambridge area main referral line, 866-654-1003. Other area companies include:

  • Ambassador Cab 617-492-1100
  • Checker Cab of Cambridge 617-497-9000
  • Top/City Cab of Boston 617-536-5100
  • Town Taxi of Boston 617-536-5000



For your convenience, free shuttle transportation is provided on June 7. A shuttle map will be made available on this page in the days leading up to Hooding.


Once you arrive on campus, you can take free, MIT-sponsored transport shuttles. The Tech Shuttles run all day, following the regular Tech Shuttle route and including stops at Kendall Square (including the Marriott Hotel), the Hyatt Hotel, and Le Meridien. A shuttle map will be made available on this page in the days leading up to Commencement.

Graduates listen to speeches

Happy group of graduates

Faculty on Memorial Drive