Plan Your Visit
The best way to get a sense of the Tufts undergraduate experience is to visit. Our Medford/Somerville campus – home to the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering – is located just five miles northwest of Boston and may be easily reached by car or public transportation.
Admissions Office Hours:
|Monday - Friday||8:30am- 5:00pm|
Activities to Consider During Your Visit
Our Visitors Center is located in Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Ave., 7th floor, Medford MA, 02155. Please park in the Dowling Hall Garage located at 419 Boston Ave. There is an $8 charge for parking in the garage. After parking, visitors should ride the elevator to the 7th floor and check-in at the Undergraduate Admissions reception desk in the lobby. All sessions and tours organize and leave from there. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to check-in and register.
Register for a Visit
Please see the Campus Visit Calendar to select the date of your visit, view available information sessions and tours, and register. Online registration is strongly recommended. If you are planning a visit for a group of 10 or more students, please register here. If you are unable to visit campus during a scheduled tour time, please pick up a Self-Guided Tour from the reception desk in the admissions office or in the mailbox on the front of Bendetson Hall.
are offered Monday–Friday. These 60-minute talks are designed for high school students and their families to provide an introduction to Tufts while highlighting some of our academic programs and discussing the admissions process here. Seating is limited during busy times and we ask that you . If you are planning a visit for a group of 10 or more students, please register here.
led by current students, are offered several times a day and last about 70 minutes. These walking tours require navigation of hills and stairs, so please contact us ahead of time if anyone in your party has difficulty with mobility. We ask that you and encourage you to pair the tour with an information session. If you are planning a visit for a group of 10 or more students, please register here.
Engineering Information Sessions
If you are interested in the School of Engineering, then consider an Engineering Information Session, which offers all of the admissions content of a standard Information Session but with an engineering focus. Engineering Information Sessions are offered at 11:30 on Fridays beginning July 1st and concluding August 26th. If you aren't able to attend an Engineering Information Session, then sign up for a standard Information Session: the standard Information Session always includes engineering content as well. If you attend an Engineering Information Session there is no need to attend a standard Information Session; much of the same information will be covered.
Lunch with a Student
Lunch hosting is a great way to spend some quality time with a current Tufts student. Lunch hosting is offered Monday through Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from February 22nd through March 18th. Admitted students will have the option to have lunch with a student in April. You can sign up for a lunch host here (we ask that you register at least one week in advance).Learn More
Transfer Question and Answer Sessions
Transfer Student Question and Answer Sessions provide potential transfer applicants the opportunity to meet with an admissions officer in small groups to learn about the Tufts experience, from academics to campus life, and to have their questions answered. Transfer Sessions have concluded for the semester. Should you have questions, please email
Schools and other organizations wishing to bring groups of ten or more high school juniors or seniors to campus should register here. We are unable to accommodate groups of 10 or more on weekends, holidays, and school vacation weeks.
In the Fall, we offer opportunities to learn more about Tufts by attending an Engineering Open House, the Women In Engineering at Tufts Open House. or the STEM Open House. Click here for more information.
Our campus tours require navigation of hills and stairs, so please contact us ahead of time if anyone in your party has difficulty with mobility. We do have a wheelchair on-site, should you need one.
You may call 617-627-3170 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strive to make your visit to Tufts University enjoyable.
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.