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.
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 15 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
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 tours are not offered during the summer. Please feel free to visit any other buildings that are not covered by our general campus tour. You can obtain a map in our Visitor’s Center.
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 11:30am every Friday from July 12th through August 23rd.
Engineering Campus Tours
Engineering Campus tours are not offered during the summer. If you are on campus for an Engineering Information Session, please feel free to visit any other buildings that are not covered by our general campus tour. You can obtain a map in our Visitor’s Center.
Introduction to Tufts Engineering with Facilities Tour
Introduction to Tufts Engineering with Facilities Tours are not offered during the summer. You may register for an Engineering Information Session and feel free to visit any other buildings that are not covered by our general campus tour. You can obtain a map in our Visitor’s Center.
Java with a Jumbo
Java with a Jumbo will be available in the fall semester. Please check back in September to sign up to have coffee with a current Tufts’ student.
Transfer Question and Answer Sessions
Transfer Student Question and Answer Sessions will be available in December 2019 and January 2020. More information on Transfer sessions will be posted in the fall.
Schools and other organizations wishing to bring groups of fifteen or more high school students to campus should register here. We are unable to accommodate groups of 15 or more on weekends, holidays, and school vacation weeks. Please note: Due to an increase in volume, Tufts University will now only accommodate groups that are of high school age. Groups younger than high school should reach out to Sean Ashburn at Sean.Ashburn@tufts.edu with inquiries.
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.