FAQ: Attending an event at MIT

**Currently, visitors are welcome in outdoor spaces on campus and may enter non-residential campus buildings while escorted. See the visitors policy for full details.**

Questions? Let us help!

There’s a lecture/panel/function/event I’m interested in attending, but I don’t have all of the details and am unsure of where I should go. Can you assist?

Please visit MIT’s Events Calendar. There, you can search for lectures, performances, and participatory events throughout the year. Please note that departments are not required to submit information to the calendar—if you are looking for the location of an event that is not listed, please call the department directly using the Offices and Programs directory

I’m attending a sporting event. Where are the athletics facilities?

Check the information provided by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER).

Where do I park? 

Parking in Cambridge can be expensive and hard to find. If you are visiting for an event during business hours on a weekday, we recommend taking public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If you must drive to campus, on- and off-street parking is available for a fee, but most public parking is not very close to the center of the MIT campus. More parking information is available from Parkopedia.

While metered on-street parking is limited, you’ll have better luck finding a spot on the weekends. 

I know what building my event is in, but I don't know where on campus it’s located.

Try MIT’s interactive campus map; search on the building name or number at left.

Kresge Auditorium
Photo: Chris Harting