Tech Squares Dance Locations at MIT

Tech Squares dances are held somewhere on the MIT campus (Cambridge, Massachusetts), usually the second floor of the Student Center, either in La Sala de Puerto Rico or Lobdell Dining Hall. See our parking page if you need to park near campus.

Student Center

The MIT Student Center (building W20, click link for map) is at 84 Massachusetts Ave. The Sala and Lobdell are on the second floor, 20 Chimneys and the Mezzanine Lounge are on the third, and rooms W20-407 and W20-491 are on the fourth. The Lobdell Balcony, where some class walk-throughs are held, is accessible from Lobdell via stairs.

Kresge Auditorium

Kresge Auditorium is the building near the Student Center with the three-cornered round roof. The Rehearsal Rooms (RRA and RRB) are in the basement.

Walker Memorial

Walker Memorial, containing Morss Dining Hall, is at 142 Memorial Drive. This is near the corner of Ames Street. See also MIT's map of the area around Walker. Walker is MIT building 50.

If coming from the Mass Pike, once you get onto Memorial Drive, stay on it past the light. Keep left when the road forks to go under Mass. Ave. Make the next possible U-turn; this will be at Wadsworth St. Come back one long block and park in front of Walker Memorial, the building with the four columns.

If coming from Interstate 93, once you go over the Longfellow Bridge and turn onto Memorial Drive, Walker Memorial will be on the right after two long blocks (about 1/2 a mile), just after Ames Street.

E15 Lower Atrium

Building E15 is located at 20 Ames St. Use the main entrance (the first floor doors under the large arch). The revolving door will be locked, but the nearby doors around the corner will be unlocked. Once inside, take the stairs or elevator down one floor to the lower atrium. (There are some stairs/doors that lead directly from outside to the lower atrium, but those doors are locked.)

E15 is very close to Walker Memorial, so the directions above may be helpful as well.

DAPER Multi-Activity (MAC) Court

The Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center (Z-Center) is located in west campus near the Student Center and Kresge Auditorium. It can be entered from Vassar Street or near the Kresge parking lot. The Multi-Activity Court (MAC) is located on the third floor (W35-375).

From the Vassar St entrance, tell the staff next to the turnstiles that you're there for Tech Squares in the MAC Court. Walk through Rockwell (passing the pool locker rooms on the right). At the end of Rockwell, exit through the door to the right. Take the stairs straight ahead, and go up two floors. Walk through the area of exercise equipment, and turn right. The MAC Court will then be on your left.

From the Kresge entrance, you can either take the long way around mentioned above, or take the short way, and possibly risk having to wait at a locked door if you do not normally have Z-Center access. If you want to take the short way, tell the staff at the reception desk that you're there for Tech Squares in the MAC Court. Take the elevator or stairs to the third floor. Enter the nearby set of doors, which may be locked, in which case you may have to wait for someone to pass through. Follow the corridor, passing the squash courts (on the right) and windows overlooking the pool (on the left). The MAC will be the last space on the right.

Building 36

Building 36 is located at 50 Vassar St. 36-112, 36-144, and 36-156 are all on the first floor. Depending on where you are coming from, you may want to enter from the adjacent building 34.

Lobby 13

Lobby 13 is on the first floor of Building 13. It takes up most of the first floor of the building. To get there, either:

Getting to Campus by Public Transit

Getting there on the T (public transit):

The nearest subway stop to MIT is "Kendall/MIT" on the Red Line.  See this map with the Kendall T station (on Main Street) and W20 (where most dances are held) highlighted. Other halls where Tech Squares dances are also to the west of the Kendall T station.

The #1 bus, Harvard/Dudley, runs along Massachusetts Ave. right past the Student Center. It intersects the subway at