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Campus changes

MIT community members, please note that limited parking will be available to guests attending the 2019 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. Please check back as the date approaches for the most up-to-date information. Thank you.

Road closures and changes on Commencement Day

Road closures from 9:30-10:45 am on MIT Commencement Day are typically as described below: 

  • 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
  • Amherst Street (east of Ames Street) closed both directions
  • Wadsworth Street closed both directions
  • Memorial Drive westbound from Ames Street to Massachusetts Ave

Campus deliveries

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.

MIT Police

Commencement guests in line along Memorial Drive