Welcome to Tufts University, where the undergraduate experience is integrated across two campuses. Students have the benefit of full access to two distinct learning experiences: Tufts University’s campus in Medford/Somerville and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University (SMFA at Tufts) campus in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.
Click here for directions to our Fenway campus, located at 230 The Fenway, Boston, MA 02115. On our Fenway campus, you can learn more about the arts at Tufts, our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) program, and our Combined Degree (BFA + BA/BS) program.
Below you can find directions to our Medford/Somerville campus by car and public transit. Tours and information sessions begin at the Visitor Center in Dowling Hall. You may use this campus map for reference.
For your GPS:
419 Boston Ave
Medford, MA 02155
Enter the parking garage at Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Ave. Park in an available spot, take the elevator to the 7th floor, and check in at the reception desk in the main lobby.
Additional visitor parking is also available at Cousens Lot at 161 College Avenue in Medford, MA. To get to the Admissions Visitor Center in Dowling Hall from Cousens Lot, turn left when leaving the lot to walk on College Avenue. At the intersection, take a right on to Boston Avenue. Walk until you see Dowling Hall on your left. Enter Dowling and take the elevator to the 7th floor for the Admissions Visitor Center. Walking takes about six minutes total.
Parking permits must be purchased online using the SentryMobile App which can be found in the Apple or Android App Store.
Tufts Community preferred rates are: $3.00 per hour with a daily maximum of $20.00.
For the most up-to-date info, visit: https://access.tufts.edu/visitor-parking
If you are coming by the MBTA subway, often called the “T,” you can travel to Tufts on the Red Line or the Green Line.
The E branch of the Green Line brings you closest to our visitor center in Dowling Hall. Take the Green Line E branch to the Medford/Tufts stop. When exiting the station onto Boston Avenue, Dowling Hall is located directly across the street.
Alternatively, you can take the Red Line to the Davis Square station. Exit the Davis Square station on the College Avenue side. You may take the #94 or #96 bus (which both leave from the Davis Square T entrance directly across from the 7-Eleven convenience store, NOT the entrance next to the Somerville Theatre) or walk 15 minutes along College Avenue to the Tufts campus.
- If you board the bus, you will get off at the stop titled "Boston Avenue at Tufts Garage." The bus stop is across the street from a large, seven-story parking garage. Enter the garage at the ground level and walk toward the elevators, directly across from the Tufts University Police Department headquarters. Take the elevator to the 7th floor.
- If you walk, turn right out of the subway station and follow College Avenue to the Powderhouse Square traffic circle. Cross Powderhouse Circle to continue on College Avenue. As you continue on College Avenue, the Tufts Campus will be on your left. Continue on College Avenue, passing Lower Campus Road, Talbot Avenue, and Professors Row (all of which will be on your left), until you reach the Memorial Steps (also on your left). Walk up the steps and bear right. Turn right after you pass East Hall and walk across the footbridge into Dowling Hall. The reception desk is on the right.
From Boston Logan Airport
By car: Refer to map above. Enter "Logan International Airport" as your starting destination
By public transit: Board the Silver Line Waterfront Bus at the front of your airport terminal. Ride to South Station (15–20 minutes) and get off the bus. At South Station, board the Red Line (subway) to Davis Square, about a 15–20 minute ride. Follow the directions in the previous section on getting to Tufts by subway.
From South Station (Amtrak/Bus)
Board the Red Line of the subway to the Davis Square Station and refer to the directions under "Public Transportation" to walk or take the bus to campus.
Click through for our interactive campus map: Campus Compass.
To Tufts’ Other Campuses
Visitors who are interested in Tufts’ professional schools or Tufts’ partner institutions for dual degree programs in music and studio art may find directions here:
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.