Plan Your Visit to the Medford/Somerville Campus
Two Campuses: 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. Our Fenway campus is home to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts and is located in downtown Boston. If you are interested in learning more about the BFA or Combined Degree program with the SMFA at Tufts, visit the Fenway Campus where the SMFA at Tufts is located.
Please see the Campus Visit Calendar to select the date of your visit to our Medford/Somerville campus, view available information sessions and tours, and to register. Online registration is strongly recommended. If you are planning a visit for a group of 15 or more students, please register here.
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.
Note: Our information sessions, guided tours and other campus visit programs will conclude August 25th for the summer and will resume on September 5th for the fall semester.
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions in Bendetson Hall will be open 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday during this period. We will be closed on September 4th for Labor Day. Though we won’t be offering formal information sessions and tours, you may still stop in to Bendetson Hall on the Academic Quad to sign up for our mailing list, and pick up our self-guided tour of campus.
If you can only visit campus when the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is closed, you can still take our self-guided tour. When you arrive on campus, check the mailbox outside Bendetson Hall for the self-guided tour map and a registration card you can complete and leave in the mail slot in the door
Admissions Office Hours:
|Monday - Friday||8:30am- 5:00pm|
Activities to Consider During Your Visit to the Medford/Somerville Campus
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 15 or more students, please register here.
Campus tours, led by current students, are offered several times a day and last about 70 minutes. These walking tours require navigation of hills and stairs, please contact us at (617) 627-3170 or firstname.lastname@example.org at least 24 hours in advance to arrange for a wheelchair and/or a separate guide if anyone in your party has difficulty with mobility. We may not be able to accommodate if not given proper notification. 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 15 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 11:30am on Fridays in July and August and at noon on select Mondays and Fridays in September through November. 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.
Arts Information Sessions
Offered in the spring semester, the Arts Information Session is a 60-minute information session led by an admissions officer specifically for students interested in pursuing the arts. These sessions will cover the growing opportunities in studio art through the SMFA at Tufts, including the BFA program and the 5-year Combined Degree BFA + BA/BS program. But this session is also appropriate for students who want to major or minor in drama, music, studio art, or dance at Tufts, or pursue the arts seriously through clubs or individual classes on our Medford or Fenway campus.
Lunch with a Student
Lunch Hosting is a great way to spend some quality time with a current Tufts student. All prospective students are welcome to sign-up for a Lunch Host through the end of March. In April, Lunch Hosting will be available for admitted students only, who can sign up for a lunch host through a link provided with their acceptance.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 will be held on December 13th, 20th, and 27th 2017. Should you have questions, please email
Schools and other organizations wishing to bring groups of fifteen or more high school juniors or seniors to campus should register here. We are unable to accommodate groups of 15 or more on weekends, holidays, and school vacation weeks.
If you are interested in pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts at Tufts, click here to plan your visit to the Fenway campus and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts. If you are interested in pursuing the combined BFA and BA/BS program and would like to visit both campuses, we recommend registering for a morning information session at the Medford/Somerville campus and then taking the 11:30 shuttle to the Fenway campus. NOTE: This shuttle will begin running at the beginning of the academic year. Throughout the summer guests will need to drive or use public transportation to travel between campuses.
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, a STEM Open House, the Arts Open House at the SMFA, or the Arts and Humanities 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 email@example.com.
We strive to make your visit to Tufts University enjoyable.
When our Medford/Somerville or Fenway 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.