Last updated: June 7, 2021
Visitors are now welcome to campus and may enter non-residential campus buildings from any access point if accompanied by a Covid Pass user; such visitors should be accompanied by a Covid Pass user while inside campus buildings. Covid Pass users may host a reasonable number of visitors at one time (e.g., the quantity of people that they can practically escort during a single visit). Unescorted visitors continue to be allowed in outdoor spaces on campus. Visitors must follow all MIT Covid policies while on campus.
Visitors are invited guests coming to MIT buildings (in Cambridge or at MIT off-campus facilities) for a meeting, occasional equipment repair, research seminar or collaboration, lab tour, campus tour, social visit, to drop off a catering order, etc. This is not to be confused with MIT visiting student/scholar/scientist appointments (VPR-facilitated), exchange or cross-registered students (OVC-facilitated), or with contractors (MIT-contracted service providers whose work requires planned access to campus buildings). Invited visitors in these categories will be issued MIT ID cards with an mit.edu email and must be entered into MIT Covid Pass and meet requirements for vaccinations and testing. (Note that research visitor guidelines for fall are still being finalized.)
Research visitor guidelines
Current research visitor guidelines remain in place for summer 2021 and can be found on the Vice President for Research website.
Vendors, suppliers, and contractors
If you are a vendor, supplier, or contractor from outside the MIT community seeking to access campus buildings to provide support for research, educational, or operational activities, your MIT contact will need to seek approval from the authorized access approver for their school, department, lab, or center (DLC). You will receive instructions for using Covid Pass to comply with campus access requirements, or you will be directed to be escorted inside campus buildings by an authorized Covid Pass user. Please note that usage will be monitored, and misuse of Covid Pass (e.g., testing when vendors aren’t supposed to test) may result in revocation of a user’s account.
Prospective undergraduate students
We know that many prospective students and families are eager to visit campus, and we expect to resume in-person tours in the fall.
If you are interested in learning more about MIT and our campus, we are hosting online information sessions, and there are plenty of resources on the Admissions website to help answer your questions and allow you to explore MIT. We hope to see you at an online info session sometime soon.