Travel to Campus

MIT’s online Interactive Map will help you navigate the Institute’s system of using numbers, rather than names, to identify most buildings.

Interview Day Information

  • Campus interviews take place in Building E17, 2nd floor. On arrival, employers are greeted by a staff member and shown to an interview office.
  • The office opens at 8:30 a.m., and the regular interviewing day is from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The standard schedule offers a hour break for lunch and two 15-minute breaks during the day. Schedules allow for thirteen 30-minute, nine 45-minute or seven 60-minute interviews per schedule. Special scheduling requests must be approved.
  • Directions to E17
  • Please bring copy of schedule(s) for GECD Staff

Parking at MIT

Parking in Cambridge and Boston are quite difficult due to limited space. Visitors who drive to MIT should note that MIT has no visitor parking available. You can park your car at the hotel where you are staying and use public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If you must drive to the campus, there are both on- and off-street parking spots available, but most public parking is not very close to the center of campus (unless you arrive very early in the morning or late in the evening).

Street Parking

You will find metered parking on Vassar Street and Memorial Drive, but these spots fill up early (often by 8 a.m.) To find a spot near the main buildings, you will need to arrive by 7 a.m. Main Street and Mass. Ave. (in front of MIT) have one- and two-hour parking meters. Parking along Main Street or Massachusetts Avenue will mean regular trips to pay the parking meter. Albany Street and Portland Street have free and two-hour parking. During the workday, Memorial Drive, Albany, Portland, and Main Streets are the best options. After the workday, finding a parking spot isn't nearly as hard; night and weekend parking near campus is generally not difficult to locate.

Public Parking Facilities

You may park at several lots for a fee. Please note that all information below is subject to change:

  • 4 Cambridge Center: (Entrance on Ames Street or Broadway) Map; 617-225-0830; 1 hour: $8, 1-3 hours: $17, 3-24 hours: $23, Hours: Open 24 Hours
  •  7 Cambridge Center, West Garage (Ames Street/Galileo Way) Map; 617-621-3115; 1 hour: $8, 1-3 hours: $17, 3-24 hours: $23, Hours: Open 24 Hours
  •  Standard Parking (Tech Square Garage) Map; 800 Technology Square, Cambridge, MA 02139; 617-621-3955; 1 hour: $6, 2 hours: $9, 2-3 hours: $11, 3-8 hours: $13, 8-24 hours: $18
  •  55 Franklin Street Garage(University Park) Map; 617-621-8023; 2 hours or less: $10, 3 hours: $13, 4-12 hours: $19, 12-24 hours: $2, Hours: Open 24 Hours
  •  Cambridge Boston Marriott, 2 Cambridge Center, Kendall Square Map; 617-494-6600; 3 hours: $15, 3-8 hours: $17, 8-24 hours: $23,  

Parking at MIT without a Permit

A MIT parking permit is required for all vehicles on MIT property among 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. From 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and on weekends and holidays, permits are not required for MIT-affiliated people in the following lots:

Vehicles without permits parked during this time in any other MIT parking area will be subject to ticketing or towing.

Hotels in Cambridge

Hotel Address

Phone/Fax/Toll Free

Le Meridien Cambridge-MIT
20 Sidney Street
Cambridge MA 02139
(two blocks from MIT)

617-577-0200
617-551-0444
800-222-Tree

Cambridge Marriott
Two Cambridge Center
Cambridge MA 02142
(next to MIT)

617-494-6600
617-494-0036
800-228-9290

The Charles Hotel
One Bennett Street
Cambridge MA 02138
(Harvard Square)

617-864-1200
617-661-5053
800-882-1818

Harvard Square Hotel
110 Mount Auburn Street
Cambridge MA 02138
(Harvard Square)

617-864-5200
617-864-2409
800-458-5886

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites
250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway
Cambridge MA 02141
(Lechmere Station)

617-577-7600
617-354-1313

Howard Johnson Hotel
777 Memorial Drive
Cambridge MA 02139
(Charles River)

617-492-7777
617-492-6038

Hyatt Regency Hotel
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge MA 02139
(Next to MIT)

617-492-1234
617-491-6906
800-223-1234

Marriott Residence Inn
6 Cambridge Center
Cambridge MA 02139
(1 block from MIT)

617-349-0700
617-547-8504
800-331-3131

Royal Sonesta Hotel
5 Cambridge Parkway
Cambridge MA 02142
(adjacent to Galleria Mall)

617-806-4255
617-806-4232

Sheraton Commander Hotel
16 Garden Street
Cambridge MA 02138
(outside Harvard Square)

617-547-4800
617-868-8322
800-535-5007

 

Hotels in Boston

Hotel Address

Phone/Fax/Toll Free

The Colonnade
120 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA 02116
(historic Back Bay)

617-424-7000
617-424-1717
800-962-3030

The DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston-Cambridge
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston MA 02134
(Charles River)

617-783-0090
617-783-0897
800-222-Tree

The Eliot Hotel
370 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston MA 02215
(historic Back Bay)

617-267-1607
617-536-9114
800-44ELIOT

The Fairmont Copley Plaza Hotel
138 St. James Avenue
Boston MA 02116
(historic Back Bay)

617-267-5300
617-375-9648
800-427-5727

The Ritz-Carlton
15 Arlington Street
Boston MA 02117
(downtown Boston)

617-912-3315
617-536-1335