Visiting MIT Physics
We welcome hearing from you if you are planning a visit to the Cambridge/Boston area and would like to visit the MIT Physics Department.
- Prospective undergrads can meet with our Undergraduate Program Coordinator, who will describe the program and undergraduate activities, and answer questions. We can also arrange for you to meet with a current student. Visit arrangements should be made in advance in order to ensure someone is available to meet with you. To request an appointment, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Prospective graduate students have the opportunity to visit campus and speak with faculty and staff during our yearly Graduate Open House every Spring. Information about these events will be emailed directly to prospective students. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
- We do not arrange visits with faculty members, but you may contact research labs and/or individual faculty directly to ask about possibly meeting during your visit.
Information on visiting campus
Update as of December 2022: While MIT is opening more of its buildings to the public, striving to return to an open campus some point in the future, many parts of campus are still restricted (except with MIT ID or Tim Ticket for event). Please visit these links to read up on updated pandemic visitor policies and current public entrances map (as of November 29, 2022).
- Visit MIT – General info on tours and visiting campus, along with maps, directions, and parking.
- MIT Welcome Center – at 292 Main Street in Kendall Square, conveniently located next to the Kendall/MIT MBTA subway station. The adjacent green space is also a great place to have lunch or take a break. Open Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.–6 p.m., excluding MIT holidays and Institute closures.
- MIT Admissions Office – at the MIT Welcome Center, 292 Main Street, Cambridge, MA, open from 9 AM to 6 PM, Monday through Friday.
- Campus Tours and Info Sessions – Information on campus tour sign-ups or chart your own self-guided walking tour.
- What is it really like to be an MIT student? – Student perspectives and podcast.
- Ask a student! – Have questions about what it’s like to be an MIT student? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and you’ll be matched with a current student who can answer your questions!