An Athena locker is a directory (aka: folder) on the Athena filesystem. IS&T creates lockers for official MIT courses, UROP projects, student living groups, ASA recognized student activities and MIT organizations (including administrative offices, academic departments, programs, and lab or research groups).

Available To 
Students, Faculty, Staff

Benefits and key features

  • Install software specific to your course, activity, or group
  • Instructors can put datasets or code repositories in a locker for easy access by students
  • DLCs can store common information such as procedures or checklists
  • Host a basic website


An MIT Kerberos account

Getting started

Note: Locker requests may take up to 2 business days to process but are usually completed within a few hours.