MIT Mobile App: The In-Your-Pocket guide to all things Institute
November 5, 2019
Jess Archer and Robyn Fizz
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The MIT Mobile app can help you get around and stay in the know. Its many features include MIT news, a campus map, academic and events calendars, a student support hub, and more.

Available on iOS and Android, the MIT Mobile app can also be accessed on a browser by visiting

Here’s a quick look at the app’s modules and what they’re useful for.


The News section of the app brings you to a mobile-friendly feed of the latest MIT News articles. You can also search the news or bookmark stories for later reading.


Powered by NextBus, the Shuttle portion of the app tracks the Tech Shuttle and other options, such as EZ Ride and SafeRide, as they go along their routes. The app can tell you what the next stop is and when the shuttle will arrive at your stop. You can also access real-time MBTA information.


The interactive map of campus buildings has search and list features to help you find what you’re looking for. For example, select “Athena Clusters” in List mode and you’ll get a list of Athena cluster locations. Then tap “Map” and you’ll see a pin on the MIT map for each cluster.


The Events module connects to the MIT calendars. Tap “Daily Events” to see a list of events happening today and “Events Calendar” for the next several days. You can also access the academic calendar, academic holidays or search all of the calendars by keyword.

People Directory

Search the MIT People Directory when you need contact information for that special student, faculty, or staff member.


The Libraries module lets you see the hours and locations of libraries across campus. The “Search Libraries” feature lets you do catalog searches right from your phone. This module also lets you check the status of your library account, read library news, or link out to the full MIT libraries website.


You can quickly scan the five dining hall locations on campus and see hours of operation for each. Once you select a location and meal (breakfast, lunch, or dinner), you can view menus that let you select filters for a range of dietary options.

Building services

Report on-campus maintenance issues such as leaks, light outages, and locks right from the mobile app.


The Emergency section has the phone numbers of important health and safety organizations on campus, an Emergency Response Guide, and a link to MIT’s Emergency Management page.


The Tours section details how to sign up for a guided tour of MIT. There’s also a link to a map of public art on campus and an audio tour of campus.

Student support

The Student Support Hub directs undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty and staff to campus resources where you can share a concern or reach out for support. It includes an option for making an immediate connection.


The Links icon beneath the modules lets you quickly connect to a dozen websites popular with the MIT community, from the MIT Homepage and MIT Student Resources to The Tech and Technology Review .

Customize my navigation

Customize the home page of the app with this handy tool. If you mainly use the Shuttles and Map sections of the app, for example, you can put them first by adding them to “My Favorites.”


You can change the font size under Settings.

Check it out

Pretty cool, right, for a freebie? Think of the MIT Mobile app as your savvy guide to MIT.

If you have questions or need assistance with the app, contact the IS&T Service Desk.