FAQ: Attending an event at MIT
**Summer 2020: MIT implemented a Limited Access Plan (LAP) for all Cambridge campus buildings: this means that the campus is closed to the public at this time. Find current information on MIT’s response to the challenge of COVID-19 and read the Visitor Policy announcement.**
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 here for a high school sporting event. Where are the athletics facilities?
Check the information provided by the Department of Athletics, Physical Education, and Recreation (DAPER) for the locations and current hours of facilities. **Summer 2020: There are no sporting events being held at MIT at this time.**
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.
Photo: Chris Harting