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 against Covid-19. Visitors attending admissions events on campus are required to be vaccinated against Covid-19, and masks are optional for all visitors.
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.
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, you can just come to our Visitor’s Center on the 7th Floor of Dowling Hall.
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.
Campus visits consist of a 45-minute information session directly followed by a 70-minute campus tour.
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.
Our regular hours of operation are 8:30am – 4:30pm ET, Monday through Friday. Please note that beginning May 30 and ending August 26, our summer hours of operation are 8:00am – 4:00pm ET.
Check-in: Visits to the Medford/Somerville campus are hosted in 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. The entrance is located at 419 Boston Ave. 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 desk. 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 up-to-date parking location and payment information for our campuses here.
Self-Guided Tour: If you are unable to visit when our office is open, please consider coming to campus for our self-guided audio tour. While on campus, please find a kiosk or purchase a permit at tufts.mpspark.com to avoid a parking citation.
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.
Registration for a campus visit at SMFA is required. We are unable to accommodate those who arrive on campus and do not have a scheduled appointment on our Fenway campus.
Please stop by the security desk upon arrival for directions to the Admissions office. We recommend arrival no earlier than 15 minutes before your program begins so that an Admissions staff member can be stationed at the front door to greet and check you in for your visit.
Click here to see the full list of SMFA events, virtual and in-person, that you can register for and will help you get to know SMFA at Tufts.
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.
In addition to our virtual experiences, we also have lots of online content available for students and families:
- Tufts Admissions Instagram
- Tufts Admissions YouTube
- Jumbo Magazine
- Jumbo Talk: Blogs by Tufts students
- Inside Admissions: Blogs by Admissions Counselors
We are excited to offer group sessions for high schools, college access organizations, and other organizations that serve high school students. Group sessions are limited to high school-aged students, and groups can submit a visit request here.
If you work with middle school students and have questions about programming, please email email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
We strive to make your visit to Tufts University enjoyable.
When our Medford/Somerville or Fenway campuses are 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.