Plan Your Tufts Visit
Tufts University is committed to promoting a safe campus environment and therefore requires all members of the University community to be vaccinated. Any visitor on our campus will be required to follow our COVID-19 Health and Safety Guidelines. Visitors attending admissions events on campus are required to be vaccinated. Masks are optional for all visitors.
For those of you who cannot visit us in-person, we encourage you to browse our Tufts Virtual Visit page to register for an online event and learn more about Tufts.
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 visit.
Visit the Medford/Somerville Campus
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. Please sign up for a day and time that works well for you on our Campus Visit Calendar.
Please note that if a date is marked as Unavailable, campus visits are either not offered on those days, or they are filled to maximum capacity. Events do not have waitlists and walk-in visitors without a scheduled appointment will only be able to do a self-guided audio tour, recorded by current students. You do not need to pre-register for a self-guided tour. Please just come to our Visitor’s Center, Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Ave, Medford, MA. – 7th Floor.
Visit 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 on the Avenue of the Arts in downtown Boston. If you're interested in visiting, schedule a visit here.
Click here to see the full list of SMFA events, virtual and in-person, that will help you get to know SMFA at Tufts.
Visit Us Virtually
We encourage you to browse our 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.
Visiting us soon?
Our regular hours of operation are 8:30am – 4:30pm ET, Monday through Friday.
Check-In: Visits to the Medford/Somerville campus are based out of Dowling Hall. Please plan to arrive 15 - 20 minutes early to check-in and register.
Parking: Visitors to the Medford/Somerville campus should park in the Dowling Hall Garage located at 419 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155. After parking, visitors should ride the elevator to the 7th floor, take a right when exiting the elevator, and check in at the main lobby counter. For further instructions on parking and directions, click here. If visiting outside of our regular hours of operation, you must follow University guidelines for parking. You can access parking location and payment information for our campuses, including the Fenway campus, here.
Campus visits consist of a 45-minute information session directly followed by a 70-minute campus tour.
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 group sessions for high schools, college access programs, and other organizations consisting of high school students. Group sessions are limited to high school-aged students.
If you work with middle school students and have questions about programming, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our group visits are currently fully booked for the spring semester. Please check back in late April to submit requests for summer visits.
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.