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[Flag of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, Massachusetts] image by Randy Young, 9 June 2014

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Description of the flag

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, or MIT, is one of the major universities in the Boston, Massachusetts, area. Following the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing, the suspects in that attack encountered and killed an MIT police officer. At a memorial ceremony later, the MIT flag was displayed along with the American, Massachusetts, and Boston flags, among others. Using the photographs I found at and, I have reconstructed the flag of MIT.

The flag of MIT consists of the university seal in red and white against a plain white field. The flag featured in the ceremony also has a gold fringe, though I assume that the fringe is only for indoor or ceremonial use and no everyday flying.
Randy Young, 9 June 2014

The origin and meaning of the seal are detailed on the MIT website:
Ivan Sache, 9 June 2014


[Seal of Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts] image located by Paul Bassinson, 19 January 2017


[Logo ] image located by Paul Bassinson, 28 August 2022