What you need to know

The Registrar’s Office works to upgrade MIT’s teaching and learning spaces, taking into account changes in pedagogy, advances in technology, and the expectations and needs of both students and faculty across the Institute.

Our inventory currently includes 156 classrooms totaling over 160,000 square feet of academic space on campus. We oversee the renovation and planning for these spaces, working closely with faculty, Audio Visual Services, Information Systems & Technology, and the Department of Facilities to modernize classrooms and enhance faculty and student interaction through technology-enacted, active learning environments. In doing so, we support academic programs and provide essential spaces for classes, as well as events and activities sponsored by the MIT community.

Recent projects have ranged from large lecture halls to small classrooms and seminar rooms. Many classrooms have been equipped with energy-efficient lighting and motorized window shades, new HVAC systems, sliding chalkboards, and video projectors. Improvements to the layout of our spaces include tiered seating, podiums, new tablet armchairs, and seminar tables.

In the spring of 2019, the Registrar’s Office, in collaboration with Institutional Research, prepared and administered a classroom survey to lecturing faculty. View a summary of the survey results.