Plan Your Visit
You’re visiting Tufts! This page is designed to help you plan the most informative and fulfilling visit possible.
Step 1: Pick a Date
Start scheduling your visit by picking a date. The admissions office is generally open year-round Monday–Friday and Saturdays in the fall and in April. Search the Tufts calendar for your preferred date, to see the information session and tour schedule, and to get a sense of other events happening on campus.
Step 2: Sign up for Tufts Admissions Connection
Subscribe to the admissions mailing list and make it easy to register for group information sessions, open houses, and other admissions events that may pique your interest.
Step 3: Plan Your Day
Information sessions, conducted by admissions officers, are generally offered from one to three times daily Monday–Friday. Engineering information sessions are generally held on select Fridays during the academic year and over the summer. Transfer student Q&A sessions are held on four Wednesdays during the winter. Use Tufts Admissions Connection to make a reservation for the information session. We try to accommodate everyone, but ask that you register ahead of time so that we can find appropriate space on campus.
Campus tours, led by current students, are offered several times a day and last about one hour. Reservations are not required, so feel free to join any tour that fits your schedule on the day you visit. Check tour times on the calendar to ensure that you can enjoy the full 70 minutes with a student tour guide.
Class visits - Classes are available on a walk-in basis. Click through to the class schedule and take your pick. Students should plan to show up at the classroom ten minutes early to check in with the professors and stay for the entire class. Please also come to Dowling Hall at some point during the day so we can be sure we have you registered and in our database. Sorry parents, but faculty have requested that these classes be limited to prospective students only.
Open houses are offered in the fall for future engineers and women in engineering, as well as students interested in the humanities or the sciences and mathematics. Check the calendar for open house dates, and RSVP through Tufts Admissions Connection.
Lunch with a student host - an option for high school seniors during the fall semester - is one of the best ways to get up close and personal with a current Tufts undergraduate. Lunch hosting is offered Monday through Friday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. from September 24 through November 16 (excluding October 8, October 25, and November 12). Register through Tufts Admissions Connection whenever you’re ready. Requests must be made a minimum of 5 days in advance.
Step 4: Find a Hotel
Accommodations for visitors planning to spend more than a day in the Boston area are abundant. Click through for a full list of Boston and Boston-area hotels and lodgings that offer a discounted “Tufts Rate.”
Step 5: Get Directions
Planning to travel by car, train, plane, or local public transportation? Click through for a campus map and detailed directions.