Plan Your Visit
You’re visiting Tufts! This page is designed to help you plan the most informative and fulfilling visit possible.
**Please note that from November 27th through January 17th, Dowling Hall Visitors Center will be closed as our campus visit programs have concluded for the semester. Admissions visitors should check-in at Bendetson Hall where they can register, pick up some literature, and get oriented with a self-guided tour.
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.
A supplemental athletics tour will be offered Fridays at 11:45am following the conclusion of the regular 10:30am campus tour. This additional tour will give prospective students and families the opportunity to see portions of the athletic facilities and hear more specific information about athletic and fitness opportunities at Tufts from current varsity athletes. The tours will leave promptly at 11:45 and will return to the visitors center by 12:30 for those interested in attending the 12:30 information session
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.
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 30 through November 22 (excluding October 14 and November 11). Register through Tufts Admissions Connection whenever you’re ready. Requests must be made a minimum of one week 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.