Spring 2023 Open House for Admitted Students


On Tuesday, April 4, we will hold an Open House for admitted students, starting at 9AM. The event will be held in-person, with some hybrid components.
In-person participants should check-in at Rotch Library 7-238 between 9:30–10 AM. If you arrive after 11:30AM, please check-in at our main office, 7-337. 

The in-person event will enable admitted Master of Architecture (MArch) and Master of Science (Architecture Studies, SMArchS; Art, Culture and Technology, SMACT; Building Technology, SMBT) students to be immersed in the culture of the department, to meet with current students and faculty, to ask current MIT architecture students questions and learn about admissions, programs, school culture, and research at MIT. See below for more information on our hybrid offerings. 

Please see the current schedule of events below. Hybrid sessions are noted. Participate in the hybrid sessions.

Tuesday, April 4, 2023
8:30 AM
Check-in / Registration (Rotch Library, 7-238)
9:00 AM Welcome to the Department (hybrid / Rotch Library, 7-238))
Meet the Department Head Nicholas de Monchaux and the directors of our groups and programs.
9:30 AM March program overview (hybrid / Rotch Library, 7-238))
10:30 AM Financial overview and Q&A (hybrid /
Rotch Library, 7-238)
11:00 AM
Metropolitan Storage Warehouse Tour for MArch
11:00 AM SMArchS Cohort Gathering (hybrid / Rotch Library, 7-238)
11:30 AM SMArchS Program Sessions (TBD)

    **Urbanism MOVED TO 2PM: https://mit.zoom.us/j/96906385866
12:00 PM Community Lunch (Long Lounge, 7-429)
1:00 PM HQ Office Hours / Open House (Main office, 7-337)
1:00 PM DEB Office Hours / Open House (Student Commons, 7-301)
2:00 PM Core II visit with MArch students (7-434)
2:00 PM Rotch Library Drop-in hours (Rotch Library, 7-238)
3:00 PM ASC tours + student only session: life @ MIT, housing, financial aid from the student perspective. NOMAS session/office hours (Long Lounge, 7-429)
3:00 PM Drop in hours at the shops (3-402, 3-410, 3-412, and N51-160 at 265 Mass Ave)
5:00 PM Pizza dinner (North Dome, outside Long Lounge, 7-429)
5:30 PM Spoon Climate Studios at MIT: Roundtable discussion and launch event (Long Lounge, 7-429)

Questions? Email arch@mit.edu 

Learn about MIT Architecture

In the meantime, learn more about current and recent courses, get to know our faculty and students, and explore their projects and publications. Follow current student and faculty research and department events via our InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Recent publications and thesis project abstracts are available to read online. Full student theses are available on MIT’s open-access repository, DSpace. In addition, course syllabi and materials are available via MIT’s Open Courseware. Videos of select past lectures are available via YouTube.

Finally, review degree requirements related to the MArchSMArchSSMBT, and SMACT programs and learn more about Admissions. The Admissions page includes key information on tuition and finances, as well as a list of college fairs that we attend.  Please read the FAQs and email arch@mit.edu with any additional questions.

MIT Campus and department tours
Prospective students are welcome to attend any of our online public programs and events. The Department offers tours during the school year. You can request a virtual tour here.

MIT’s Public Art Collection reaches across the Institute, including works by Alexander Calder, Louise Nevelson, Sarah Sze, Sol Lewitt, among many others. The campus is home to works by Alvar Aalto, Eero Saarinen, Gordon Bunshaft (MArch ’35) & Walter Netsch (MArch ’43) of SOM, Eduardo Catalano, I.M. Pei (BArch ’47), Steven Holl, Charles Correa (MArch ’55), and Fumihiko Maki, among many others. Many works in MIT’s Public Art Collection are spread across campus in outdoor locations. Explore the public art map.