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 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 self-guided walking tour. Download the PDF or pick up a copy in the Information Center, room 7-121.
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 self-guided walking tour map and explore campus on your own.
MIT celebrated a century at its Cambridge campus with Moving Day 2016, including a community competition to cross the Charles More
Photos: Jake Belcher
Lobby 7, at 77 Massachusetts Ave, MIT’s “front door”
Photo: Christopher Harting