Plan Your Visit to the Medford/Somerville Campus
The best way to get a sense of the Tufts undergraduate experience is to visit us! Plan your visit here.
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. Register for a visit below.
Our Fenway campus, home to the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts, is located in downtown Boston. If you're interested in learning more about the BFA or Combined Degree program with the SMFA, visit the Fenway Campus.
Select a Date
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 register for a visit. 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. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to check in and register. For further instructions on parking and directions, click here.
For information on open houses, special accommodations, and campus closings, click here.
Admissions Office Hours:
|Monday - Friday||8:30am- 5:00pm|
Activities to Consider During Your Visit
Campus tours, led by current students, are offered several times a day and last about 70 minutes. We ask that you register ahead of time and encourage you to pair the tour with an information session. 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.
Athletic Tours are offered during the spring semester from February through April on select Fridays at 11:45am. Tours are led by current student athletes and provide information about the Tufts Athletics program along with the athletic and fitness resources available to all students. You will tour the Steve Tisch Sports and Fitness Center to see the athletic facilities while learning about opportunities to become involved in varsity, club, and intramural sports on campus.
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 noon on February 19th, 21st, 23rd, March 30th, April 21st, Mondays in April, and select Fridays in April and May.
Engineering Campus Tours
Engineering Campus Tours are offered at 1:00 PM following the Engineering Information Sessions. The campus tour, led by current Engineering students, covers Engineering requirements and classes, research opportunities, and new Engineering facilities as well as Tufts student life. If you are unable to register for an Engineering Campus Tour, engineering will also be covered in the General Campus Tour. We request that you please not sign up for both a General and Engineering Campus Tour.
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. This session is also appropriate for students interested in pursing the arts in other ways at Tufts.
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 and 20th 2017 and January 3rd, 10th, February 2nd and 9th 2018. 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.
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. We may not be able to accommodate if not given proper notification.
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.