Plan Your Visit to the Medford/Somerville Campus
In response to the evolving situation with COVID-19, Tufts University has made the difficult decision to suspend all on-campus events. As a result, we will not be holding any on-campus tours or information sessions until further notice.
Effective mid-August, Tufts University is unable to accommodate any in-person admissions visitors for the fall semester. Any visitors to campus will be asked to depart. This is part of our community’s efforts to provide a healthy and safe environment for our enrolled students.
Read more about the Massachusetts Travel Advisory here which places significant restrictions on visitors to the state from most of the US.
We encourage you to browse our Tufts Virtual Visit page to explore virtual resources and utilize our Virtual Visit Calendar to register for a virtual event. We are offering virtual information sessions, virtual guided tours, and opportunities to chat with a current student or an admissions officer.
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 25 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:
Please note: Beginning 5/26/20 through 9/7/20, the Admissions Office will be open 8:00am - 4:00pm ET
|Monday - Friday||8:30am- 4:30pm|
Activities to Consider During Your Visit
Information sessions, presented by an Admissions Officer, are offered Monday–Friday. These 60-minute talks provide an introduction to Tufts while highlighting some of our academic programs and discussing the admissions process. Seating is limited during busy times and we ask that you register online.
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 Facilities Visit
Athletic Tours will be offered on Fridays at 11:45 AM from February 7th through April 10th (except 3/20). 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
These hour-long Engineering Information Sessions have the same content as the standard Information Session but with an engineering focus. The admissions officer will lead you through the inner-workings of Tufts, and along the way you’ll learn about our socially-conscious engineers and the broader community that makes up our School of Engineering. The last portion of the Engineering Information Session will focus on the admissions process, but the admissions officer will spill the details about how to go about the admissions process to engineering-specific programs.
Schools and other organizations wishing to bring groups of 25 or more high school students to campus should register here. Please know we are unable to accommodate groups on weekends, holidays, and school vacation weeks.
For community-based organizations and college access programs, we will accommodate any sized group. Click here to register.
Please note: Groups comprised of middle school students should reach out to Sean Ashburn at Sean.Ashburn@tufts.edu with inquiries about campus visits.
Fall Open Houses
In the fall, we offer opportunities to learn more about Tufts through special programming, designed to introduce prospective students to professors, current students, and various campus resources. Click here for more information.
Our campus is affectionately called "the Hill," but the hilly landscape means that the tours require navigation of steep inclines and stairs. If anyone in your party has difficulty with mobility, please contact us at least 72 hours in advance of your visit. We do have a wheelchair on-site should you need one. Please call us at 617-627-3170 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss any specific needs. We are happy to work with you ahead of your visit to accommodate your needs; we may not be able to best accommodate you 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.