Plan Your Tufts Visit
This summer and fall 2021, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions will offer limited on-campus visit opportunities. Any visitor on our campus will be required to follow our COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines.
Tufts University is committed to promoting a safe campus environment and therefore requires all members of the university community to be vaccinated. Visitors attending admissions events on campus are required to be vaccinated and will be asked to show proof of vaccination.
For those of you who cannot visit us in-person, we encourage you to browse our Tufts Virtual Visit page to register for an event and learn more about Tufts.
The best way to get a sense of the Tufts undergraduate experience is to visit us! Plan your visit here.
Visit our Medford/Somerville Campus (in person)
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.
Select a Date
View our Campus Visit Calendar to select the date of your visit to our Medford/Somerville campus. Registration is required. Walk-in visitors will be instructed to sign up for a self-guided tour. Read below for more details on the visit.
For groups from a college access organization or high school, please register here to arrange a virtual visit.
Visit Us Virtually
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.
Learn about the School of the Museum of Fine Arts (SMFA)
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, click here to engage with SMFA.
Visiting Campus Soon?
The Office of Undergraduate Admissions operates 8:30am-4:30pm ET, Monday-Friday.
Check In: Campus visits will depart and end at Dowling Hall. Please plan to arrive 10-15 minutes early to check in and register.
Parking: Visitors should park in the Dowling Hall Garage located at 419 Boston Ave, Medford, MA 02155. After parking, visitors should ride the elevator to the 7th floor and check in at the main lobby counter. For further instructions on parking and directions, click here.
What to Expect during your Visit
All visitors will be required to follow our COVID-19 visit guidelines.
The campus visit consists of a 70 minute campus tour. Friday visits consist of a 45 minute information session followed directly by a 70 minute campus tour.
Information sessions, presented by an Admissions Officer, are offered on Fridays. These 45-minute talks provide an introduction to Tufts while highlighting some of our academic programs and discussing the admissions process. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required for all visitors.
Campus tours, led by current students, are offered several times a day and last about 70 minutes. Pre-registration is required for all visitors. 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. Campus tours will be held outdoors and are not permitted to enter campus buildings. We encourage guests to check the weather and dress appropriately.
Group Visits (for high schools and CBOs)
Individual visitors should use the visit calendar above to sign up for a visit opportunity.
We are excited to offer virtual group sessions for high schools, college access programs, and other organizations consisting of high school students. Virtual group sessions are limited to high school-aged students.
If you work with middle school students and have questions about virtual programming, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 include your needs in the registration form. We do have a wheelchair on-site should you need one. 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.