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Parking and shuttles

Limited on-campus parking will be available to guests attending festivities on June 6 and 7. While there is no cost to Doctoral Ceremony 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.

MIT parking locations

JUNE 6 and 7:

Accessible parking and drop-off locations

June 6 and 7:

Parking spaces for carriers of a state-issued disability parking placard will be available for Doctoral Ceremony (June 6) Commencement (June 7) guests 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 designated handicapped spaces. Guests may be dropped off at the entrance to Killian Court on Memorial Drive (recommended for those who are unable to walk from either an MIT or public parking garage, as most parking is more than a block away). On Friday only, Be sure that if your party splits up, the driver retains a Commencement ticket (tickets are not required on Thursday).

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 6 and 7.



Those driving to Cambridge should be alert to traffic conditions and the effects of construction. A few resources:

2019 Commencement Day shuttle map (click image below to view)

Button-size image of campus shuttle map

Happy group of graduates

Graduate receiving his diploma

Graduate departs stage with diploma