Last updated: August 2, 2021

Except when spaces are used for active dining, MIT has lifted Covid-era limits on building occupancy, including residence halls, laboratories, offices, public spaces, restrooms, and elevators. When spaces are used for active dining, capacity should be reduced to allow for greater physical distance between diners.

MIT has also eliminated all capacity limits for outdoor spaces on campus.

If you have questions about campus space capacity, or any other Covid-related policies, please email