Covid Pass

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What is Covid Pass?
Who will use Covid Pass?
Getting started
Touchdown Spaces (not currently used)

What is Covid Pass?

Covid Pass is the application MIT community members use to complete requirements for accessing campus. A mobile version of Covid Pass is available in the MIT Atlas mobile app for iOS 13+ and Android 7+.

Who will use Covid Pass?

Individuals with an MIT ID and Kerberos account (MIT username) use Covid Pass. Community members with an MIT account type of "affiliate" – neither staff nor student – require approval by an authorized access approver in order to use Covid Pass.

Student access to residences is managed by the Division of Student Life. If you are living on campus and you or a family member needs to be added to the Covid Pass system, contact the Division of Student Life:

Note for Resident Spouses/Partners/Dependents: Once your family documentation is processed by Housing & Residential Services, you will receive an email with instructions to register your MIT Kerberos account and obtain your MIT ID card. Once you have those, you will be able to use Covid Pass to maintain your access to campus.

Getting started

  • Visit Complete any requirements indicated.
  • Get the MIT Atlas mobile app for iOS 13+ or Android 7+. The Covid Pass feature within the MIT Atlas mobile app is the easiest way to remain current with requirements and to access MIT's COVID-19 testing program.
  • Covid Pass will guide you through all requirements for accessing campus. Get the app, do what it says, and you'll maintain your campus access.
  • Enter buildings using your MIT ID (digital ID within the MIT Atlas mobile app, or with a physical ID card) via access points shown on this map. All usual building exits remain available. Community Access Points, marked on the map with a black dot, may be accessed by any Covid Pass user with their MIT ID, subject to each building's access schedule. Occupant Access Points, marked with a blue dot, may be accessed only by authorized building occupants.

Note: If you don't have a device that supports the MIT Atlas mobile app, you can complete all requirements on the Covid Pass website at

Touchdown Spaces

The Spaces application is not currently being used to manage and reserve "touchdown spaces" on campus.

If you are experiencing technical issues with Covid Pass or the Covid Access system, email

Page updated 3/9/2022