Terms for Membership

Spouse fees are the same as the MIT member's fees. Membership fees are not prorated or refundable. A yearly membership includes any three consecutive terms. The term dates are given below.

  • Fall: September 1 through January 31
  • Spring: January 1 through May 31
  • Summer: June 1 through August 31

How to Join

The MIT Hobby Shop is open to students, staff, faculty, alumni, and their spouses.

Membership Fees

The membership fee can be paid by cash or check or TechCASH at the Hobby Shop and also by internal requisition on the MIT Atlas navigation site. 

We cannot accept debit cards, credit cards or department numbers.



Payment Chart

  Orientations: Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 and Fridays 3:00 - 4:00 

- You must have a up to date MIT I.D. in order to join the Hobby Shop

- Please email us in order to receive a invitation to join our online scheduling service, Clustermarket's Bookkit



There is a 2 step process for gaining access to the Hobby Shop 

Step 1. For Clustermarket, Bookkit Reservation invite  

- Email Coby: cobyu@mit.edu or Hayami: hayami@mit.edu to request Clustermarket, Bookkit invitation. All access to the Hobby Shop must be scheduled through our online scheduling service, Bookkit. 

Step 2: One hour Orientation - In person

- Everyone must attend a new Hobby Shop Members orientation session. 

- Orientations are most Wednesdays 1:00 - 2:00 or Fridays 3:00 - 4:00.

- Special sessions for class or group Orientations can be arranged