Obtaining a Physical MIT ID Card

Your mobile MIT ID will work for almost all of the services on campus that need your ID. If a service requires a physical MIT ID card or you want to carry a physical MIT ID card, you can get one at a 24/7 self-service kiosk using the MIT Atlas app or visit the Atlas Service Center during their business hours. MIT IDs are assigned specifically to one person for use, and should not be shared with others.

Individuals with a Kerberos account can use the MIT Atlas mobile app to print out a card at one of several Print My MIT ID self-service kiosks on campus. Alumni can use the Tim Tickets application to print a card at campus kiosks.

Kiosk locations for printing a card:

  • Building E17, 1st floor 40 Ames Street, entryway
  • Building E38, 2nd floor Welcome Center, top of stairs near main desk
  • Building E52, 1st floor Sloan, near elevators
  • Building 11, 1st floor Infinite Corridor, room 11-112
  • Building 16, 1st floor Nano lobby, near stairs to Main Group
  • Building 32, 1st floor Stata, near Building 36 entrance
  • Building 45, 1st floor College of Computing, vending area
  • Building NW35, 1st floor Ashdown House, near front desk
  • Building W20, 2nd floor Student Center, near Sala de Puerto Rico exit
  • Building W35, 1st floor DAPER, near main desk

Kiosks are available 24/7. Generally, building entrances are open to the public Monday through Friday, 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Check the exterior door schedule to confirm hours for all entrances.

In the app:

  1. Tap "MIT ID"
  2. Tap "Get a physical card"
  3. Tap "Generate QR Code"
  4. Visit a kiosk and follow the on-screen instructions. You may either hold your QR code six inches in front of the kiosk's scanner, or type your last name and code, as displayed below the QR image in your app, on the kiosk screen.

Your new card will take 2-3 minutes to print. Once your new card is printed, any previous MIT ID card will become invalid for use.

MIT community members can print a maximum of three replacement cards from a self-service kiosk in one year, at no cost.

Replacing a lost or stolen ID card

  1. Visit and select Report Lost Card.
  2. Follow the instructions above to get a new card via self-service (24/7) or from the Atlas Service Center during business hours.

Your new card will allow the same access as your old card. For your protection, once a card is replaced, it cannot be reactivated.


If you need assistance enabling or printing your MIT ID, contact the Service Desk.