Guests of MIT Staff may access campus via new Tim Tickets

Tim Tickets, MIT’s new visitor pass system, grants guests of some COVID Pass participants temporary, unescorted access to campus buildings. The ticket, a QR code, collects basic information about visitors entering buildings while providing MIT staff and employees a convenient way to invite guests. 

When registering for a Tim Ticket, visitors are asked to provide phone number, email address, and COVID-19 vaccination status. On the day of the visit, guests must complete a health attestation regarding health and vaccination status before using the ticket to access buildings. A Tim Ticket invitation is valid for seven consecutive days. Upon expiry, the MIT host may send a new invitation.

Visitors may access campus from 6 a.m.–6 p.m.; buildings 18, 31, 46, 54, 68, 76, E14, E15, NE47, NE49, NW14, NW17, NW21, W16, W59, W97, and W98 may be accessed only Monday through Friday, while all other buildings can be accessed seven days a week. Tim Ticket holders must use doors equipped with QR code scanners — not to be confused with ID card readers — to enter. A map of access points is accessible to hosts and visitors. 

The MIT Tim Tickets mobile app is available for iOS 13+ and Android 7+, and can be downloaded on the respective app stores. Additionally, a Tim Tickets web application is available and works on most recent browsers.