The MIT campus in the Kendall Square area is undergoing a major renovation.
There are an incredible number of campus construction projects ongoing.
Please be mindful of where you are walking and pay attention to police details.
Where will I stay?
Most programs do NOT include lodging. If your program does include lodging, then you will receive information about your accommodations after you have been accepted. If your program does not include lodging, you can use our list of nearby hotels to find suitable lodging in the area.
Where can I stay if my flight arrangements require me to arrive a day early?
Accommodations are not available on campus for early arrival, late departure. You may reserve a room at one of several hotels in the area. Please refer to this list of hotels in the immediate area to find suitable lodging.
Are accommodations available for extended visits or family members?
Accommodations are not available on campus for family members. You may reserve a room at one of several hotels in the area. Please refer to this list of hotels in the immediate area to find suitable lodging.
Are meals included?
Meals are often included, however, this varies by program. Please see the agenda information for the program you are interested in attending.
Are special meals available?
Participants with special dietary requirements are encouraged to contact us prior to their arrival.
MIT and the Surrounding Area
The annual MIT Facts booklet provides milestones in research and teaching, Nobel Prize winners, MIT history, annual reports, organization charts, the non-discrimination policy, acronyms and abbreviations, directions, and the campus map.
Where can I learn about MIT's policies?
This link takes you to a list of MIT policies allowing you to perform a customized search.
Where can I find a campus map?
View the interactive campus map.
Are there restaurants and shopping nearby?
The on campus bookstore - The COOP. Cambridge and Boston offer an eclectic mix of shopping emporia, from designer boutiques to vintage and thrift warehouses. Some of the major districts include: CambridgeSide Galleria, Harvard Square, Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market, Newbury Street, Prudential Center, Copley Place.
What is the weather like?
Everything you've heard about New England weather is true. Please visit the National Weather Service forecast to see how we're faring on any given day.
Where can I learn more about Boston?
Please visit the City of Boston website.
Where can I learn more about Cambridge?
Please visit the City of Cambridge website.
Where can I read about local news?
You may access The Boston Globe online.
Transportation and Directions
What is the campus address?
The Center for Transportation & Logistics (CTL)
Building E40, 1 Amherst Street, Second Floor
Cambridge, MA 02142
Where is the nearest international airport?
Logan International Airport is less than 6 miles away from the MIT Campus and is located at 1 Harborside Drive, East Boston, MA 02128.
How do I get to MIT CTL?
CTL is located on the north shore of the Charles River Basin in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA. It is adjacent to Cambridge's Kendall Square. The campus is within 3 miles of two major interstate highways, less than 6 miles from a major international airport, and is accessible via public transportation. CTL is a 15-30 minute walk from downtown Boston (depending on the weather). CTL is a 30-40 minute walk from Harvard University (located just up the river from the MIT campus).
Via Public Transportation:
MBTA ("The T") Subway -- By train, take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT Station. Once above ground (you will be on Main Street), head for the nearby Bank of America on the corner of Wadsworth Street. Walk half a block down Wadsworth Street toward the Charles River, then cross the street to a wide flight of stone steps -- the MIT Sloan Plaza. The Hermann Building (which houses the MIT Sloan library and faculty offices; also known as E53) is straight ahead, and the main MIT Sloan building (E52) is on your right.
-- The CT2 (Cross Town) stops at the Kendall Square T Station, as well as on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar St., near the main MIT entrance. The #1 or Dudley/Harvard Station bus stops at the main MIT entrance on Massachusetts Avenue and provides transportation to Central Square and Harvard Square.
From Logan International Airport:
By taxi or shared ride- Taxi fare from the airport is about $30-$35. During non-rush hour, the taxi ride will take about 15 minutes. During rush hour, the ride could take 30 minutes or more.
By subway - From any terminal at Logan Airport, take the Silver Line bus to South Station. At South Station, change to the Red Line subway to Kendall/MIT (inbound toward Alewife). Under normal conditions the ride will take about one-half hour and the fare is $1.70 (using the Charlie Card) or $2.00 (cash).
By car - Leaving the airport follow the signs to the Sumner Tunnel. Entering the tunnel keep in the right lane. At the end of the tunnel, keeping in the right lane, start down an incline and bear to the right immediately at the sign for Storrow Drive. Take Exit 26 for Cambridge/Somerville. Follow the Back Bay/Cambridge signs (do not take the exit for Cambridge/Somerville). Keep in the right lane and follow the Storrow Drive Westbound signs. After passing under the pedestrian walkbridges, change to the left lane and take Exit 2A-N. Turn right and cross the Harvard Bridge (Massachusetts Avenue). MIT's main entrance, 77 Massachusetts Avenue, will be on the right at the second set of traffic lights. Take a right onto Vassar Street. Follow it into Kendall Square, which is adjacent to the MIT Sloan campus.
From the North (I-95 or I-93): If you are heading south on I-93, follow I-93 into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading south on I-95, take the I-93 South exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.
From the South (I-95 or I-93): If you are heading north on I-93, follow I-93 (the Southeast Expressway) into Boston then follow the I-93 instructions below. If you are heading north on I-95, take the I-93 North exit then follow the instructions from I-93. Alternatively, take the I-90 East exit from I-95 then follow the instructions from I-90.
From the West (I-90) (Mass Turnpike): Follow I-90 east to the Cambridge/Brighton exit (exit 18). Following the signs to Cambridge, cross the River Street Bridge, and continue straight about 1 mile to Central Square. Turn right onto Massachusetts Avenue and follow Massachusetts Avenue for about a half mile. Take a left onto Vassar Street (before the main entrance to MIT). Follow it into Kendall Square, which is adjacent to the CTL campus.
From Route I-93: From I-93, take exit 26, and follow the signs to Back Bay along Storrow Drive West, approximately 1.5 miles, to the exit for Route 2A. The exit will be on the left, just before the Harvard Bridge (more appropriately called the Massachusetts Avenue Bridge). The Charles River will be on your right. As you cross the bridge, you will be looking at MIT -- the Great Dome and academic facilities are on the right, the dormitories and athletic facilities are on the left. After you cross the bridge, continue on Massachusetts Avenue. The main entrance to MIT will be on your right. Take a right onto Vassar Street. Follow it into Kendall Square, which is adjacent to the MIT Sloan campus.
What is the parking like?
Parking in Cambridge and Boston is not easy. Whenever possible, park your car at the hotel at which you are staying, and use public transportation to get to the MIT campus. If you must drive to the campus, there are both on- and off-street parking available. There are several commercial parking lots in Kendall Square, including a large indoor lot at the Marriott Hotel. If you are coming to campus, we highly recommend the use of public transportation and taxis.
If I drive, how do I get there and where can I park?
Use maps.google.com or GPS to find your best route.
The nearest self-parking garages are the Kendall Square South Garage, located at 350 Kendall Street, Cambridge and Kendall Square Green Garage, located at 90 Broadway (adjacent to the Cambridge Marriott).
Additional Materials and Miscellaneous Information
MBTA public transit map - MIT is the Kendall stop on the Red Line. You may want to explore Cambridge and Boston while here. One-way fare for a bus is $2.00 and $2.90 for the subway. There are ticket kiosks located at all subway stations (the kiosks themselves can be quite an adventure). If you will only be using the subway for one round trip, select "other" for the amount and put in $5.80.
What services are available for participants with disabilities?
Access to MIT: A Guide to Facilities for the Handicapped is a color-coded map of the MIT campus which features recommended routes for individuals with ambulatory disabilities, including the locations of curb cuts, ramps and accessible entrances to buildings on the MIT campus. A hard copy is available through MIT's Information Center in Building 7, Room 121, (617) 253-4795. More information can be found at the Disabilities Service Office.
Will I need a visa?
We recommend travel on a tourist visa, B1/B2. We do not provide letters of invitation; your event acceptance email will suffice as an official confirmation of your participation. Many Canadian citizens and many citizens from Visa Waiver Program countries can come to the U.S. without a visa if they meet certain requirements. Other foreign citizens will need a nonimmigrant visa. For more information about visa and passport requirements, visit the U.S. Department of State.
Can I wire international payments?
Absolutely. If you provide the wiring agency with your invoice number and obtain the bank transfer reference number this will facilitate the payment process.
Are translators available at the programs?
Most programs don't not provide translation services for its programs. Participants are required to be fluent in understanding, speaking, and reading English but no specific exam is required.
All cancellations must be made in writing. Please send a note to the event admin with your request.
Executive Education policies:
- Payment is due upon receipt of invoice.
- Payment can be made on-line using an American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or Visa credit card. Complete payment information and options will be included on the invoice.
- All cancellations must be made in writing to email@example.com.
- A full refund will be granted up to 30 days prior to the start of the program.
- Cancellations made 15-30 days prior to the program will be subject to a 50% cancellation fee.
- Cancellations received 14 days or fewer before the program will not receive a refund.
MIT Supply Chain Bootcamp policies:
- 50+ days or more prior to the program start date full refund.
- 21 days or less prior to the program start date no refund.
- Appropriate attire is business casual; no ties or suit coats are necessary.
- Special requests and cancellations should be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org