"From the organizers to the operational side, the VC Conference was student-driven. Everyone just pulls together as a student body, as a club, to make big events successful."
Parking at MIT
Free parking is available on Memorial Drive. However, spaces are scarce during business hours, and parking regulations are strictly enforced.
Query this interactive map of the MIT campus and Kendall Square to find parking lots in the area.
Parking & Transportation Office
Hours: Mon - Fri, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Phone (after hours): 617-253-2997
Pay Lots Near Campus are Available
Public Parking Facilities
The following public parking facilities are in the MIT area and may be used by vendors, visitors, and others who have business with MIT, but who do not have an MIT parking permit. Since rates are subject to change, please call for current rates. Prices in effect: as of June 2009.
(Entrance on Ames St. or Broadway)
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Hours: Open 24 Hours
30 minutes or less: $4
Hours: Open 24 Hours
Parking at MIT Without a Permit
An MIT parking permit is required for all vehicles on MIT property between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
From 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. and on weekends and holidays, permits are not required for MIT-affiliated people in the following lots:
- Building W59 Lot
- Buildings 44/46 Lot
- Building E51/Amherst Street Lot
- Hayward Street Lot
- 65 Waverly Street Lot
- 600 Memorial Drive Lot
Vehicles without MIT parking permits parked during this time in any other MIT parking area will be subject to ticketing or towing.
“It was really rewarding that they wanted to know what we thought. We left there being fairly certain that they will do some of the things that we suggested.”
“We’re very interdisciplinary. Among the faculty in the group are an economist, a political scientist, a sociologist, and an industrial relations specialist. We’ve always made a big effort to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”
“At MIT Sloan you have a lot of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship. Especially in a place like Kampala where you have a lot of development, entrepreneurship can be very exciting.”
“The conditions in the neighborhoods we were visiting were different than what we realized before getting there. Beyond that, what was surprising was that there weren’t surprises!”
“We are very much an action-learning environment. The way to learn leadership is not only through reading cases, not only through learning theory — in fact we don’t want people to regurgitate the theory. We want people to take theory and to live it, use it.”
“I love being in a place that is such a nexus of people and ideas — people coming to learn something new and to define themselves. Being a part of that process is a real honor and a real gift.”
“The assistant to the CEO was like our host mom while we were there. She arranged our housing for us, she took us out to her friend’s game farm, and we got driven around in 4x4s. She was just wonderful to meet, and we developed a personal as well as professional relationship with her.”
“I knew about American business, but not enough about what’s really become a global economy. … You can read about it all you want, but there’s no substitute for being there and seeing the context and seeing how completely different these [other countries] are.”
“I came to Sloan because of its high rankings within the sustainability community, specifically the professors. The S-Lab class itself is part of what drew me to Sloan. And the reason I came to business school was to learn the business speak that really is what connects with people."
"After we gave our recommendations, the great part was that the very next day the CEO was in the boardroom implementing them with his top vice presidents."
“Because of the diversity of our backgrounds, when we hit the ground in Tanzania it almost was a natural play where different people assume different roles.”
“These companies are really excited to work with MIT students.They reach out to the community to set up these projects and are great to work with. They give us access to all their resources and are very open to us.”
“The concept behind enterprise architecture is that you have all these machines, you have all these business processes, you have all these people doing things, how do you make sure they all come together and achieve business objectives that make you more competitive.”
“One of the reasons I came to Sloan was because I wanted to be at a top MBA institution worldwide. But I also wanted access to working with the latest innovations and the highest technology that was coming out of the MIT labs.”
“I think MIT Sloan does a great job of breaking monolithic disciplinary approaches to issues and throws together a group of scholars who are really learning from each other to have multiple approaches to similar problems.”