Survey sent to solicit community feedback on building access scenarios

MIT alumni were granted access to campus buildings via a digital or physical MIT Alumni ID card. This new policy has been in place since the week of October 17.

In addition to access to non-residential buildings on campus, the ID offers alumni free admission to the MIT Museum, as well as one free guest, and privileges to the Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center and libraries. from MIT.

Alumni can receive their Alumni ID in digital or physical form. To receive a digital ID, alumni must log into the Tim Tickets mobile app with their Infinite Connection credentials. Once logged in, alumni can activate their Mobile ID, which serves as a digital ID card and can be used in conjunction with a mobile wallet app.​​

Alumni can also receive a physical ID card by printing one from campus self-service kiosks using a QR code located in the Tim Tickets app. Alumni who wish to receive a physical ID card without using the Tim Tickets app can contact the Atlas Service Center via email, phone, or in-person services to print a physical card.

For alumni who are current students, faculty, or staff and have active Kerberos credentials, they can receive an Alumni ID by activating their access in COVID Pass in the Atlas app.

Alumni who have active Kerberos IDs but are not current students or employees should contact the MIT Service Desk or specific building access approvers.

Provost Cynthia Barnhart PhD ’88 and Executive Vice President and Treasurer Glen Shor invited members of the MIT community to participate in a campus access survey from October 4-14. The survey was designed to help MIT review its building access policies and included questions seeking feedback on community preferences and security concerns for a variety of building access scenarios. Scenarios included general public access 24/7 to all non-residential buildings as well as general public access to all non-residential buildings during limited hours.

Building access policies for non-MIT ID holders remain in place, with most campus buildings accessible only via an MIT ID. Visitors can only enter buildings when escorted by an MIT ID card holder or when using Tim tickets.

Additionally, nine buildings are open to the general public, including the first floors of the Ray and Maria Stata Center and Koch Institute, List Visual Arts Center, MIT Museum, MIT Welcome Center, Stratton Student Center, and Zesiger Sports. . and fitness center.