Updated November 18, 2021

To facilitate community use of outdoor spaces, in fall 2021, temporary canopies were set up in five courtyards on campus to facilitate outdoor academic and other activities.

The last day for canopy use is Tuesday, November 23. The canopies are scheduled for removal on Wednesday, November 24, with a weather contingency of removal on Friday, November 26.

MIT has many other outdoor spaces that provide options for meeting outside with colleagues, research groups, mentors/mentees, and classes, weather permitting. Even in winter, these spaces may provide extra outdoor capacity for classes, meals, or chance meetings.

For those who have not been on campus recently, you’ll find new open spaces, such as the green space near Kendall Square adjacent to buildings E23, E37, and E40. Chairs and picnic tables have been added in several locations, including outside buildings E52 and E62. MIT Covid Pass holders and escorted visitors can also enjoy the newly renovated inner courtyard at Building 14.

Event organizers can find a listing of other campus indoor and outdoor venues on the Institute Events site. Also, be sure to read the events policy as you plan your event.

Questions or concerns can be directed to building-access@mit.edu.