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. (Or park elsewhere: the East Lot is especially convenient.)

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.

du Pont Athletic Center

The Du Pont Gym (building W31) is on the corner of Vassar St and Mass Ave behind the Student Center.

DAPER Multi-Activity (MAC) Court

The Zesiger Sports and Fitness Center (Z-Center, W35-375) 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. If you enter from Vassar Street then go to the other end of the lobby, passing the pool to your left. 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. (Note: After 9 PM, these doors will lock, and you will 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.

The staff may, however, instead direct you to take the long way to the MAC Court. In that case, tell the staff at the turnstiles near the Vassar Street entrance 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.

Lobby 13

Lobby 13 (click link for map) is on the first floor of Building 13. It takes up most of the first floor of the building. To get there, either:

Burton Dining Hall

Burton Dining Hall (click link for map) is west of Kresge on Amherst St. Go past the guard shack of the Kresge parking lot and walk West along Amherst Street (up river). Burton Hall is just past the tennis dome; enter at the ground level entrance, provide your name to the desk worker and follow instructions / signs to the Porter room (up one flight of stairs over Amherst St).

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