For the safety of the MIT community – faculty, staff, students, researchers, visitors, and vendors/suppliers – we are following specific guidelines for access to MIT campus buildings. The process and related requirements apply to all MIT-owned and MIT-leased buildings in Cambridge, MA; Boston (OC11); Haystack Observatory in Westford, MA; and Bates Research & Engineering Center in Middleton, MA.

MIT community members may work on the physical campus only if they are designated and authorized for on-campus work.

At this time, MIT buildings are not open to the general public.


Covid Pass

Covid Pass is the application used to complete requirements for accessing campus. Everyone entering any MIT campus building for any reason, including faculty, staff, students, affiliates, vendors, suppliers, and those needing temporary access, must comply with state, local, and MIT requirements. Visitors not in Covid Pass must be accompanied by a Covid Pass user per MIT’s campus access and visitors policy.

Everyone accessing campus and using campus facilities is required to be tested for Covid-19 before returning to work. Once you complete the acknowledgment step in Covid Pass for the first time, the system will direct you to be tested. Note that even if you have been vaccinated, you must continue to test and meet all other requirements. Note also that if you have an MIT parking account and have arrived on campus, but you haven’t completed your testing and attestation for Covid Pass, you can access parking first and then proceed with getting your test.

Individuals in Covid Pass who are authorized to access campus buildings can now do so through any card reader-enabled door, as shown on the MIT access points map; access for Covid Pass users is no longer limited to an assigned subset of buildings. All normal building exits will remain functional and usable.

A mobile version of Covid Pass (MIT Atlas) is available for iOS 13+ and Android 7+.

Learn more about Covid Pass.

Human research subjects

Human research subjects will have their own process and requirements and should contact the person organizing their visits for specific information. Principal investigators can read more about compliance on the COUHES website.