The Presidential Inauguration of Rafael Reif

On Friday, September 21, 2012, the global family of MIT will gather on campus for the inauguration of Rafael Reif as MIT’s 17th president.

All are welcome to attend the ceremony, which will open with an academic procession that will highlight the breadth of the MIT community: senior officers, faculty, MIT Corporation members, and selected staff, student, and alumni leaders will be invited to march. Delegates from colleges, universities, and academic associations around the world will join the procession in recognition of MIT’s place in the academy.

More detail about the inauguration ceremony and all the festivities planned for that week will be available late in the summer. In the meantime, questions may be directed to the Office of Institute Events: or 617-253-4795.

We hope that you will be present as we celebrate this moment and look to the future of MIT.



Traveling to MIT

MIT is located in Cambridge, MA. The area is served by Logan International Airport and Amtrak (via South Station, Boston), and if arriving by air or train, you may reach the MIT campus by taxi or public transit (MBTA). Go to visiting MIT for maps and further information.



Those visiting Cambridge for the Inauguration and Alumni Leadership Conference weekend may take advantage of the block rates at area hotels. Please note that reservation deadlines vary.

Le Méridien Cambridge @ MIT
$259 Single or double occupancy
20 Sidney Street
Cambridge, MA 02139
Reserve by Monday, August 20, 2012
Call 1-888-627-8153 and ask for the MIT Alumni Leadership Conference rate.

DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Boston
400 Soldiers Field Road
Boston, MA 02134
Reserve by Monday, August 20, 2012
Call 1-800-222-8733 and ask for the MIT Inauguration group rate.

Hyatt Regency Cambridge
$205 single/double; $235 triple; $265 quad
575 Memorial Drive
Cambridge, MA 02139
Reserve by Wednesday, August 22, 2012
By calling 1-888-421-1442 or
Reserve online using the Hyatt’s dedicated booking site for the MIT Alumni Leadership Conference.

Boston Marriott Cambridge
$214 Standard room
2 Cambridge Center (at Broadway & Third Street)
Cambridge, MA 02142
Reserve by Thursday, August 30, 2012
Call 1 (800) 228-9290 or (617) 494-6600 and ask for the MIT Alumni Leadership Conference Room Rate, or use the Marriott’s dedicated MIT Alumni Leadership Conference group reservation link.


Local cab companies


Ambassador Brattle Cab (Cambridge)
Phone: 671-492-1100

Checker Cab of Cambridge
Phone: 617-497-9000

Boston Cab
Phone: 617-262-2227

Metro Cab (Boston)
Phone: 617-242-8000

Cambridge Cab Company
Phone: 617-498-0006

Town Taxi (Boston)
Phone: 617-536-5000

Cambridge Taxi
Phone: 617-492-7900

Yellow Cab (Cambridge)
Phone: 617-547-3000


Car services