Directions to Tech Squares from the West

How to drive to the MIT Student Center from the Massachusetts Turnpike.

Coming east on the Mass Pike, surrender ticket and pay toll at barrier toll plaza, labeled "exit 15" even though it is not an exit.

Continue another 7.5 miles on the Pike to Exit 18, "Brighton/Cambridge". This is a left exit. Pay $1 toll.

Take Right fork at bottom of ramp after toll booth, "Cambridge/Somerville."

Go through 2 quick sets of lights.

Go over bridge (Charles River). You are on River Street.

At end of bridge, turn Right onto Memorial Drive (no street sign). Continue on Mem. Drive past the next bridge. Then, at the first real light, just past a Hyatt Regency hotel on your left, make a Left. (This is Amesbury St, but there's no street sign here.)

At the end of the street (one block), turn Right onto Vassar St. (Vassar also has no sign.)

About half a mile up on the left, opposite the large brick building on the right, is the West Garage. You cannot park in the garage itself (it is gated), but you can park on the street there. There are also other parking options available.

After parking, cross Vassar Street, walk along Vassar to Mass Ave, turn Right, and the Student Center will be the second building on your right, a five-story concrete building. We dance on the second floor. The walk takes about 6 minutes.

Map of the area of the West Garage and the Student Center. The Student Center is MIT building W20, 84 Mass. Ave.