As part of the Institute's broader digital strategy, MIT Information Systems and Technology (IS&T) began development of the MIT Atlas mobile application prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. During the pandemic, IS&T created a collection of applications and features within the Atlas app to support Institute operations, allowing community members to remain current with COVID-related requirements, access campus spaces, invite visitors, and access other common tasks including managing their digital MIT ID (and optional ID card) and registering Institute-related travel.

These MIT Atlas features and applications supporting Institute operations include:

  • Covid Pass: Community members use Covid Pass ("Pass" within MIT Atlas mobile or on the web) to report a positive test result, having symptoms, or being a close contact of someone with COVID-19. Covid Pass provides guidance and enables symptomatic community members to access MIT Medical's on-campus COVID-19 testing program.
  • Covid Vaccine: Community members use Covid Vaccine ("Vaccine" within MIT Atlas mobile or on the web) to comply with MIT vaccination requirements.
  • Tim Tickets: Community members use the Tim Tickets feature within MIT Atlas mobile to issue invitations to guests, who can then register for an MIT ID to enter campus buildings where and when visitor authorization is required. Visit the IS&T website for current building access details.
  • Covid Access: Designated individuals for MIT departments, labs, and centers (DLCs) use the Covid Access administrative dashboard to register MIT affiliates – who are neither staff nor students – in the Covid Pass system. (Students and staff do not need to be manually registered using the Covid Access dashboard, as they are automatically enrolled in Covid Pass when they log in using Touchstone and submit an acknowledgement of terms and conditions.)

If you are experiencing technical issues with MIT Atlas mobile, Covid Pass, Tim Tickets, or the Covid Access system, email

Page updated 11/29/22