Plan Your Visit
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Activities to Consider During Your Visit
Our Visitors Center is located at Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Ave., 7th floor, Medford MA, 02215. Visitors who cannot find parking on Boston Ave. may park in the garage also 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 across from the elevator. All sessions and tours organize and leave from here. Please plan to arrive 15 minutes early to check-in and register.
Register for a Visit
are offered Monday–Friday and the first 3 Saturdays in April. 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 pre.Register for an info session
led by current students, are offered several times a day and last about 70 minutes. The 45-minute and encourage you to pair the tour with an information session. led by current student-athletes, is offered on Fridays at 11:45 am beginning February 20. 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 youRegister for a campus tour
Engineering Info Sessions and Tours
Engineering Information Sessions are offered on Monday and Fridays at 12:30 pm from March 23 through April 20, 2015. In addition, this 60-minute session will be offered on February 16 and February 20. Participants will get an overview of Tufts and our admissions process (similar to the standard Information Session) along with more specific engineering information than is discussed in the standard session. This is the only Information Session engineers will need.
We also offer tours of our engineering facilities led by current engineering students on Mondays and Fridays at 3:00 pm from February 20 through April 27. The timing of the 45-minute tour allows participants to also take the 1:30 pm standard Campus Tour which covers other aspects of the campus. 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.Learn about engineering visits
are available on a walk-in basis beginning February 2, 2015. Click on 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.View the course schedule
Lunch With a Student
Lunch with a student host, an option for high school students during the fall and spring semesters - 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 January 26-March 31 (excluding February 16, March 16, 17, 18, 19, 20) . You can sign up for a lunch host here (we ask that you register at least one week in advance).Learn more about lunch hosting
Schools and other organizations wishing to bring groups of five or more high school juniors or seniors to campus may call 617-627-3170 to inquire about availability and to make a reservation. We are unable to accommodate groups of 10 or more on weekends, holidays, and school vacation weeks.
Planning to travel by car, train, plane, or local public transportation? Click through for a campus map and detailed directions.
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.”
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.