Requests for card access to MIT buildings can be made using this online system. Response (and building access, as appropriate) will be provided within 24 hours. Request details provided below may be reviewed with the appropriate campus leader (e.g., school dean).

Those MIT community members conducting approved critical research, lecture recordings, and essential services are provided access through prior approval with the appropriate Dean or Vice President. See for more information (March 23 update).

NOTE: Request emergency access or report a building security incident by calling MIT Police at (617) 253-1212.

Building number and room, e.g. E19-401 or 10-250


  • Following social distancing guidelines.
  • Carry your MIT ID on your person you when visiting campus, and keep it visible with a lanyard if possible.
  • Follow any other guidelines as outlined on the website.