A photo of the marina filled with sailboats on a sunny day.

The best way to get to know if a graduate school is right for you is to visit the campus.

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Explore our campus and get student, staff, and faculty perspectives on life at the Institute through a 360-degree, interactive campus tour.

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Campus Visits

We host campus tours Monday through Friday at 1:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Reservations are required and must be made through the campus visit form at least one business day before your desired tour date. Our campus is mask-optional and mask-friendly—we ask that everyone be respectful of the masking choices of others.

We look forward to meeting you and showing you around our beautiful Monterey campus!

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Inspired Learning in an Inspiring Location

Monterey is incredible, I moved from the East Coast, I’ve lived through many harsh winters. So first of all, the weather is unbelievable.

I love the fact that I live 5 blocks away from the beach and I can sort of fall asleep listening to the sea lion bark every single night.

The bike path runs along the coast for miles and miles, so if you need a break from work, school assignments then getting some fresh air and being on the water is amazing opportunity.

I love the ocean and we’re so close, we’re only a five minute walk from the beach.

The aquarium is one of my favorite spots. Every time I have somebody visiting town, I take the opportunity to go and visit the aquarium with them.

Because there are such large populations of people from all over the world here. There’s also food from all over the world here. So, you can take a five minute walk and you will find just about any food you want.

Bars, restaurants, shops, there’s plenty going on. But it is a small-town feel so you can still have that community component as well.

There are a lot of informal activities that I think make MIIS an enjoyable place to be in school. There is bike rides, there is hikes, there is a group that does swimming in the bay. There are so many outdoor activities to do in this area and I think those give a lot of balance to the more formal academic stuff that we also participate in.

It’s a quiet place but at the same time has other interesting places that are close enough to escape for a weekend.

I go hiking in Big Sur all the time. Whether it’s a backpacking trip for a whole weekend or you can do a day hike. It’s beautiful, it’s one of the most beautiful places in the world.

We’re close to Silicon Valley, we’re close to San Francisco. There are so many things that we can access from here. Both on the personal and the professional side that make it, to me, perfectly situated.

It’s unbelievable. I’ve never lived anywhere like this in my life.

Preview Days

Each admissions season, we open our doors just for you! Preview Days feature opportunities to meet with advisors, attend classes with our experts, network with professors and current students from around the world, and much more.

Campus Map

Get a sense of our campus with our interactive map, including the grounds in central Monterey and 18 buildings, some of which are listed on the Monterey historic register.

Download or print a PDF of the campus map (updated April 2023).

Explore Monterey

Monterey is a historical city located on the central coast of California, boasting breathtaking cliffs, sandy beaches, and nearby mountains and forests. Explore Monterey

Getting Here

The Institute is located in Central California in the city of Monterey. Our campus is approximately 130 miles (210 kilometers) south of San Francisco and 350 miles (560 kilometers) north of Los Angeles. More information