IS&T maintains the Institute's campus safety and security infrastructure, enabling access to MIT buildings.

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff, Alumni, Affiliates, Visitors


Public entrances

Exterior doors indicated on the Public Entrances map are open to the general public between the hours of 6 AM and 7 PM on weekdays, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Select buildings, including the MIT Welcome Center, MIT Medical, the Stratton Student Center, and athletic facilities, have entrances open to the public during business hours stated on their department’s website. The Campus Building Exterior Door Schedules page includes general public entry hours for specific buildings.

public entrances map

Tim Ticket entrances for visitors

Invited guests/visitors who are issued a Tim Ticket by an MIT community member may create their visitor ID and use it at locked entrances between the hours of 6 AM and 7 PM, 7 days a week, including holidays. Buildings with hours specific to their operations are marked on the map; please check with the department you are visiting for their stated business hours. The Campus Building Exterior Door Schedules page includes Tim Ticket entry hours for specific buildings.

id access entrances map

Requirements for individuals authorized to access campus


Requirements for campus access

Current MIT employees, enrolled students, including cross-registered and visiting students, and campus residents

Kerberos account, MIT mobile ID or optional physical MIT ID card

Affiliates, including vendors and suppliers authorized by a MIT department, lab or center (DLC) to study or work on campus

Consult host DLC about access requirements

MIT Alumni

Infinite Connection (IC) account, create MIT mobile ID or optional physical Alumni ID card

Visitors invited to create a Tim Ticket by MIT community member

Tim Ticket invitation; provide contact information (email and/or mobile phone number) and create MIT mobile ID or optional physical ID card

Building-specific exterior access and interior door access:
Access to certain buildings and interior doors at the Institute is managed via the Physical Security dashboard (Genetec) by designated individuals ("gatekeepers") within each DLC.

Special event access:
DLC leaders and building managers may contact to request access to MIT space for an event outside of stated schedules.


See the Knowledge Base for door access schedule details.


If you need assistance using MIT’s campus access systems, contact the Service Desk.