Campus tours & info sessions

Campus tours

**UPDATE 3/12/20: The MIT Admissions office on campus is closed as of March 12 until further notice. For more information, see the pinned blog post, MIT’s COVID-19 precautions and their impact on admissions

Come visit us! The best way to learn about MIT is to experience it in person.

Basic guided tour information 

  • The Office of Admissions conducts information sessions followed by student-led campus tours for prospective students and families every Monday through Friday, excluding federal, Massachusetts, and Institute holidays and the winter break period (see the MIT academic calendar). Information sessions begin at 10:15 am and 2:30 pm; campus tours immediately follow the session. 

  • Reservations are requested.

  • Groups of 10 or more are required to complete the group registration process in advance.

  • Visitors who are not prospective students are welcome to contact MIT Admissions to inquire about joining a student-led campus tour after the information session concludes. Please stop by the Office of Admissions, room 10-100, the day of your visit. If there is space available, visitors will be informed where and when to join up with the tour group.  

  • Sessions and tours are not held when the campus is closed. Visitors are advised to check the MIT Alert page or call 617-253-SNOW (7669) to ensure that the Institute is open and operating as usual.

  • Visitors may explore campus at any time using our campus walking tour map. Pick up a copy in the Information Center, room 7-121, or download the PDF version and print from home:

Delegations and official visits

MIT departments, labs, and centers who will welcome foreign officials or government groups to campus may read more on the delegations and official visits page.


Printable self-guided walking tour map

Download a printable campus tour map and explore campus on your own.

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