Directions to the Tufts Campus in Medford/Somerville
Welcome to Tufts! Below you can find directions to campus by car and public transit. If arriving by car, please pay attention to the parking instructions. Normally tours and information sessions begin at the Visitor Center in Dowling Hall at 419 Boston Avenue, Medford. On rare occasions, tours and information sessions will begin at the Office of Undergraduate Admissions in Bendetson Hall. If you are looking for Bendetson Hall, follow the instructions below to Dowling Hall and then use this campus map to locate Bendetson Hall.
If you are interested in the Bachelor of Fine Arts program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, click here for directions to the Fenway campus.
View Directions to Tufts in a larger map
To Use This Map:
- Click the green school icon in the center of the map
- Click "Directions" and new map will open
- Enter the address you are starting from to the left of the screen and click "Get Directions"
- Turn by turn directions will be provided
For Your GPS:
419 Boston Ave.
Medford, MA 02155
Parking on Campus
Enter the parking garage at Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Avenue. Gate will automatically open upon entrance. Take the elevator to the seventh floor and check in at the reception desk in the main lobby. When you exit your vehicle or have concluded your visit, please pay the day rate of $8 at the kiosk on the 3rd, 5th or 7th floor. You will need to know your license plate. Kiosk accepts VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER. When exiting garage, camera will read your license plate and raise gate arm.
by subway, or “T”
If you are coming by subway, or “T,” take the Red Line to the Davis Square Station. Exit the Davis Square Station on the College Avenue side. You may take the #94 or #96 bus (which both leave from the Davis Square T entrance directly across from the Tedeschi convenience store, NOT the entrance next to the Somerville Theatre) or walk 15 minutes along College Avenue to the Tufts campus. If you board the bus, you will get off at the stop titled "Boston Avenue at Tufts Garage." The bus stop is across the street from a large, seven-story parking garage. Enter the garage at the ground level and walk toward the elevators, directly across from the Tufts University Police Department headquarters. Take the elevator to the 7th floor. If you walk, turn right out of the subway station and follow College Avenue to the Powderhouse Square traffic circle. Cross Powderhouse Circle to continue on College Avenue. As you continue of College Avenue, the Tufts Campus will be on your left. Continue on College Avenue, passing Lower Campus Road, Talbot Avenue, and Professors Row (all of which will be on your left), until you reach the Memorial Steps (also on your left). Walk up the steps and bear right. Turn right after you pass East Hall and walk across the footbridge into Dowling Hall. The reception desk is straight ahead.
from Logan Airport
By Car: Refer to map above. Enter "Logan International Airport" as your starting destination
By public transit: Board the Silver Line Waterfront Bus at the front of your airport terminal. Ride to South Station (15–20 minutes) and get off the bus. At South Station, board the Red Line (subway) to Davis Square, about a 15–20 minute ride. Follow the directions in the previous section on getting to Tufts by subway.
from South Station (Amtrak/Bus)
Board the Red Line of the subway to the Davis Square Station and refer to directions in the preceding paragraph to walk or take the bus to the Tufts campus.
Click through for our interactive campus map, Campus Compass.
to Tufts’ Other Campuses
Visitors who are interested in Tufts’ professional schools or Tufts’ partner institutions for dual degree programs in music and studio art may download directions:
Tufts University Health Sciences Campus (Boston)
Tufts University Veterinary Campus (Grafton)
New England Conservatory of Music
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
When our Medford/Somerville campus is closed due to severe weather or other emergencies, our tours and information sessions are canceled. You will find information about campus closings at www.tufts.edu or by calling the automated line at 617-627-4636.