Welcome to the Stephen A. Schwarzman College of Computing building. We hope that this new environment will help foster further collaboration and innovation across the college. You can find a list of important information about the new building below. If you have any questions, please contact scc-building@mit.edu.

Building 45 is open daily from 6:00 am-7:00 pm. MIT community members can badge into the building and access the first and second floors outside of these hours at any time using their MIT ID or Atlas app.

To receive keys for private offices, please contact your DAF who will coordinate a key request via the MIT Facilities website. CSAIL members should direct their requests to keys@csail.mit.edu. Loading dock access and inquiries can be discussed with Gerry Hughes at ghughes@mit.edu.

The bike room (45-011) and showers (45-007 female and 45-006 male) in the basement are open for building occupants’ use. The bike room can be accessed via a card reader and features bike loops for up to 30 bikes. 
 
Showers are also accessible through card readers. Lockers are provided and require users to bring their own locks. As locker space is limited, users should plan to remove their locks daily.

Floors 3-7 are open weekdays from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Special card access is required to access floors 3-7 outside these hours, including elevator and stairwell access. Private suites are always locked, and can only be accessed with special card access. If you are locked out during business hours, contact your unit head for assistance. On weekends or before 9:00 am and after 5:00 pm on weekdays, contact the MIT Campus Police for assistance at 617-253-1212.

Please inquire with your Director of Administration and Finance (DAF) or unit head to request special card access. DAFs or unit heads should then contact physicalsecurity@mit.edu to request access. The CSAIL community should reach out to csail-hr@mit.edu and specify which CSAIL space is needed for card access.

Building 45 facilities requests are now being reviewed on the Atlas portal. For immediate assistance, contact scc-building@mit.edu.

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A list of AV equipment available for each conference and breakout room can be found on the Atlas Spaces Pilot App. AV equipment guides are provided in each of the conference rooms.

For non-urgent AV technical issues, please report via our online form, which are reviewed internally weekdays from 9:00 am-5:00 pm. If you require immediate technical assistance, please contact your group’s technical lead. The CSAIL community should contact TIG at help@csail.mit.edu, and LIDS members should contact Brian Jones at jonesb@mit.edu.

As we strive to maintain a clean and pleasant working environment, we would like to remind everyone to adhere to the conference room food policy. In line with our commitment to cleanliness and consideration for others, it is crucial that we all clean up after ourselves when using the conference room for meals or snacks.

Please ensure to:

  1. Dispose of any food containers, wrappers, and leftover items in the designated trash bins.
  2. Wipe down tables and surfaces after use.
  3. Return any communal items to their designated places.
  4. Return tables and chairs to their original room configuration.

This collective effort will help us maintain a tidy and welcoming space for everyone. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.

Building 45 conference and breakout rooms are available to the College community for reservation via the Atlas Spaces Pilot App. A list of room amenities, including AV equipment and seat capacity, can be found on the Atlas Space Pilot App. Users are able to submit feedback for the reservation platform.

The following spaces will require room reservation requests to the Dean’s Office at scc-spaces@mit.edu.

  • 45-346: (Max occupancy: 22)
  • 45-432: (Max occupancy: 24)

The college has partnered with Sweetgreen to host a Sweetgreen outpost location in 45-333. This program launched in February 2024 and will be a one-year pilot. Note that the Sweetgreen outpost is best for individual lunches and does not accommodate large catering orders at this time. Each person can order a maximum of 8-10 lunches per day, and orders cannot be made tax exempt.

Outpost information:

For status updates on items like refunds, missing orders, app issues, or late orders, text 310-987-4080.

Benefits for employees:

  • $0 delivery fee and no tipping (the only fee you will see is a 7% service fee, which is <$1 on $12 salad) *ordering via a 1:1 delivery service typically adds $7-$10 on top of order with delivery fees, service fees, and tip.
  • Freedom to order 24 hours in advance up to cutoff time morning of delivery, making it easy to plan ahead on busy days.
  • Convenience of being able to pick up your meal on your own time from 45-333, eliminating the need to meet the courier to receive the delivery or pickup in-store during the busy lunch rush.
  • Access to full Sweetgreen menu, customization options, and same menu prices as in their restaurants.

The first floor of Building 45 will house a number of vending machines with fresh-food options. Item selections include fresh sandwiches, salads, snacks, smoothies, and coffee. All vending machines accept debit/credit cards and cash.

Learn more about MIT’s newest signature event space or contact our Events Manager.

The distributed mail center is located on the first floor, room 45-111 and requires card access. US mail can be picked up here. View more information and mailing addresses for specific suites.

  • Centralized waste management system: The college will be adopting a centralized waste management system, as part of MIT’s goal of reducing waste stream contamination. The following floor plan shows the locations for the waste collection bins. Please note that all individuals are welcome to bring in their own waste bins, however, it is each person’s responsibility to dispose of their waste into the centralized bins on a daily basis.
  • Motion-sensored lights: All offices and conference rooms in Building 45 have motion-sensored lights. When the sensors detect no occupancy after a period of 15 minutes, the lights will automatically shut off.
  • Controlled outlets: A number of the electrical outlets in Building 45 are controlled outlets. These outlets stay on during the hours of 6:00 am to 5:00 pm on weekdays. Outside of these hours, when sensors detect a space unoccupied for a period, the controlled outlets in the spaces will go off. See an example of what to look for when plugging into any outlets in Building 45.
  • Solar shades: South-facing windows have shades that automatically go down when needed for solar load. The outer shades are fully automatic and controlled by a sensor on the roof. These sensors track the sun and adjust the outer shades accordingly throughout the year. They work in conjunction with the compressed air that is pumped into the window frames on the south side to temper and keep the glass at an optimum thermal point.
  • Thermostats: All thermostats currently have a sliding dead band between 71 (heating to) and 75 (cooling to) degrees. This means there is no additional heating or cooling if the temperature falls between these temperatures and the thermostat is set for zero offset. Learn how to use the sliding dead band thermostats.
  • Green roof: Building 45 is equipped with a green roof.

Building 45 has three private lactation rooms available by reservation: 45-441L, 45-541N, and 45-741N. To request access, and for scheduling information, contact scc-wellnessrooms@mit.edu.

Each private space accommodates one, and provides a chair, table, sink, refrigerator, counter, and trash receptacles. The lactation rooms are stocked with Medela Symphony Pumps, cleaning supplies and WorkLife resources, including posters, flyers, literature, and stickers. New parents may also use the MIT cooler bags, hot/cold gel packs and one-sies. Users must supply personal equipment, such as clean tubing, valves, membranes, membrane caps, breast shields, and collection bottles.

More information on lactation resources on campus is available from The MIT Human Resources Center for WorkLife and WellBeing.

The wellness room, 45-641N, is available to the college community for contemplation, meditation, or taking a break. 45-641N is a private, locked room that accommodates one, and provides a chair and table. To request access, contact scc-wellnessrooms@mit.edu.