Student Spaces

Working at iHQ

Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Enter through MIT Welcome Center main door, take the stairs or elevator to Floor 3 and use your valid MIT ID to tap in.

MIT Students can register for after-hours 24/7 access:

Student Spaces

Students are welcome throughout all five floors of iHQ, but these are the spaces specifically designated as workspaces for students—from phone booths and small meeting spaces to coworking and event space—we’ve got you covered.

Floor 3: Student Innovators Lounge

Open space for meeting, celebrating, collaborating, team-building, drinking coffee, and just hanging out. It’s a great place to host interactive events like socials and networking meetups.

  • 6,500 square feet of open modular coworking space
  • Seating for approx. 80
  • Two first-come-first-serve meeting rooms
  • Kitchen



Floor 4: Student Venture Studio

A programmed space for community-building among the student organizations within MIT’s I&E ecosystem. This is a great space to host events like pitch nights, panels, keynotes, and roundtables.

  • 3,000 square feet of open modular coworking space
  • Seating for approximately 40
  • iHQ Student Leadership Office
  • First-come-first-serve meeting room
  • Projector & retractable screen

Floor 3: Voxel Lab

Voxel Lab is a prototyping space available to anyone in the MIT Community interested in working on music and arts-related projects.

A cross-departmental project by MIT Music and Theater Arts, the Arts at MIT, and the MIT Office of InnovationHQ, the Voxel Lab offers space and tools for creative work in music, photography, textiles, fashion, and other digital arts.

The Voxel Lab is student- and community-run. While we do have a few faculty/staff helping to organize the space, student groups and dedicated individuals play a large role in shaping the current and future facilities and activities.

Hosting a student event at iHQ

There are many spaces for you to host your student group event, but if you plan to host an event with more than 10 guests and guarantee a reserved space…start here.

More I&E Resources and Organizations

These resources will set you up for success in innovation & entrepreneurship at MIT.