Visiting Delegations

** Visitor policy: MIT is open to visitors, and all visitors must follow MIT’s pre-Covid visitor policies, as well as posted Covid safety precautions. Find current information on MIT’s response to the challenge of COVID-19, and read MIT’s visitor policy.

Welcome to MIT

MIT welcomes international visitors seeking meaningful dialogue and academic or other collaborations with members of the MIT community. Visitors often include government officials, university leaders, and distinguished professionals in various fields. Scholars participating in fellowships or special programs sponsored by local consulates, the US State Department, and other official entities may also want to visit MIT’s campus. Connections can be made through foreign embassies, US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Programs, direct contact, and MIT referrals.

Our office is happy to coordinate visits that meet the following criteria:

  • Visits by international dignitaries
  • Visitors who have requested to meet with senior administrators, including the president and provost
  • Requested meetings that involve multiple units on campus and topics of interest that include more than one academic unit or department


Prospective students and those seeking to request private group tours should visit the Office of Admissions.

To accommodate a request, we require at least four weeks’ notice and a completed Delegation Visit Request form.

There are periods during the academic year when our faculty and staff have limited availability. It is highly unlikely that we’ll be able to accommodate professional group visits on US and Massachusetts legal holidays, during the second half of December, and from mid-May until late August.