Spring 2024 Open House for Admitted Students

On Tuesday, April 2, 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.

8:00 a.m., Room 7-337
Bag Check in Head Office
Drop off luggage if you need to for the day

8:30 a.m., Outside Rotch Library (7-238)
Check-in / pick up welcome packets
Guests pick up nametags, coffee and light breakfast available

9:00 - 9:30 a.m., Rotch Library (7-238)/hybrid
Welcome Address (Watch Recording Here)

9:30 - 10:30 a.m., Rotch Library/hybrid
MArch Overview

9:30 - 10:30 a.m., E15-211
ACT Program Session

9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Break for SM & PhD
Individual walking tours

10:30 a.m., Rotch Library/hybrid
Q&A with Department financial staff

11 a.m. - noon, Meet Jim in Lobby of Building 7
MET Tour (outside only) - MArchs, PhDs

11 - 11:30 a.m., Rotch Library/hybrid
SMArchS Overview

11:30 AM - noon, various locations
SMArchS Program Sessions:
AD & URB = Mezzanine, 10-491M
AKPIA = 10-390 (Zoom: https://mit.zoom.us/j/4787602569)
BT = 5-418 (Zoom: https://mit.zoom.us/j/99547050584)
COMP = 7-304 
HTC = 3-305

12PM - 2:00 p.m., Long Lounge (7-429) & surrounding area
Community Lunch

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m., 7-337
Head Office Open House/Office Hours

2:00 p.m., Studios (7-434)
Core II visit with MArch students

2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Rotch Library (7-238)
Rotch Library Drop in hours

3:00 - 5:00 p.m., Long Lounge (7-429)
Student Only Session, with ASC
life @ MIT, housing, & financial aid from the student perspective; informal tours.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m., 3-402 - 3-410 (Fab Lab) & N51-160 (Wood Shop)
Drop in hours for Fab Lab & Wood Shop
Check out the instructional & prototyping facilities and wood shops for Architecture

5:00 p.m., Long Lounge (7-429)
Pizza Dinner

5:30 p.m., Long Lounge (7-429)
(Acclimating) the Constructed Environment.
Forum w/faculty & student panel

8:00 p.m., Off-campus (TBD) 1-2 hours
Outing with students

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 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.