Plan Your Visit to the Medford/Somerville Campus
The best way to get a sense of the Tufts undergraduate experience is to visit us! Plan your visit here.
Note: Our information sessions, guided tours and other campus visit programs conclude November 25th for the fall and will resume on January 27, 2020 for the spring semester. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions in Bendetson Hall will be open Monday through Friday during this period (except for 11/28, 11/29, 12/23, 12/24, 12/25, 1/1, and 1/20). You could stop in at Bendetson Hall to sign up for our mailing list and pick up some literature and our self-guided tour.
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:
|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.
Please note during the week of March 16th, we will only be offering information sessions as the University is on Spring Break.
Athletic Facilities Visit
Athletic Tours will be offered on Fridays at 11:45 AM from October 4th through November 22nd. 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. Engineering Information Sessions are offered at 9:30am on the following Saturdays: 9/14, 9/21, and 10/26.
Introduction to Tufts Engineering with Facilities Visit
An admission officer will give you a quick 45-minute glimpse into the world of engineering at Tufts before you are whisked away on a 40-minute tour of our facilities by a current Tufts engineer. See engineering in action and discover what you can tinker, create, and collaborate here at Tufts. This introduction and facilities tour will be offered at 9:00am on Mondays in September through November (starting on September 9th and ending November 22nd) and on select Fridays (9/6, 9/27, 10/4, 11/1, 11/8, 11/15, and 11/22). We also encourage you to see the rest of campus by signing up for a general campus tour after the engineering facilities tour.
Class visits are available on a walk-in basis during the fall semester starting in October and ending on December 9th. 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 come to Dowling Hall at the start of your 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.
Java with a Jumbo
Java with a Jumbo is a great opportunity to chat with a current undergraduate student over a cup of java from one of our on campus cafes. On the house for prospective students! (Available October and November)
Transfer Question and Answer Sessions
Transfer Student Question and Answer Sessions provide potential transfer applicants the opportunity to meet with an admissions officer in small groups to learn about the Tufts experience, from academics to campus life, and to have their questions answered. Transfer Sessions will be held on December 11th, 18th 2019, January 8th, 15th, 31st, and February 7th 2020. Sessions will start at 3:00pm.
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.
Coming when we are closed?
Please come to Bendetson Hall and obtain a campus map for a self-guided tour from our mailbox. Fill out a registration card, to let us know you were here, and drop it in the mail slot. Use this campus map to locate Bendetson Hall.
In the fall, we offer opportunities to learn more about Tufts by attending an Engineering Open House, the Women In Engineering at Tufts Open House, a STEM Open House, the Arts Open House at the SMFA, or the Arts and Humanities Open House. Click here for more information.
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. We do have a wheelchair on-site, should you need one. We may not be able to accommodate if not given proper notification.
You may call 617-627-3170 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.