Official visit requests

Delegations and official visits

MIT welcomes official delegations and professional international visitors, whose visits are managed through the office of the Senior Director for Institute Events and Protocol and in consultation with the Director of International Affairs. (For prospective student campus tours and admissions, please see the visitor information pages.)

Connections may be made through embassies, US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Programs, direct contact, and MIT referrals. To expedite the process, we ask that you complete the official visit request form at least two weeks prior to your visit. You may email specific questions to

Please note

  • this form is for official visits only—due to the volume of requests we receive, we are unable to provide private tours for groups other than those comprising prospective students.
  • there are certain periods during the year when the availability of MIT’s faculty and staff members is limited due to the academic schedule. For this reason, it is highly unlikely that we will be able to accommodate professional group visits on legal US and Massachusetts holidays and from mid-May to the end of August or during the last few weeks of December. See the MIT Academic Calendar, US federal holidays, and Massachusetts holidays

MIT departments, labs, and centers hosting international visitors are invited to contact us directly for advice on matters of protocol, logistics, security, and translation referrals.

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US Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker visited MIT in September 2015

Photo: Justin Knight

2014 Slovakia president visit to MIT

Andrej Kiska, President of the Slovak Republic, visited MIT in September 2014.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame visited MIT in April 2014.
Photos: Dominick Reuter

Please provide the names and titles of the members of your group.
Please estimate the number of people in your group.
Please indicate whether you have made contact with anyone at MIT and/or are planning your visit under the auspices of an individual, department, lab, or center.
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