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.
PLEASE NOTE: Our information sessions, guided tours and other campus visit programs has concluded for the fall and will resume on January 28, 2019 for the spring semester. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions in Bendetson Hall will be open Monday through Friday during this period (except for 11/22, 11/23, 12/24, 12/25, 12/31, 1/1 and 1/21). You could stop in at Bendetson Hall to sign up for our mailing list and pick up some literature and our self-guided tour.
If you can only visit campus when the Office of Undergraduate Admissions is closed, you can still take our self-guided tour. When you arrive on campus, check the mailbox outside Bendetson Hall for the self-guided tour map and a registration card you can complete and leave in the mail slot in the door.
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 will be offered on Fridays at 11:45 AM from February 1st through April 26th (except 3/22, 4/12, and 4/19). 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 2:00pm on Fridays on 2/22, 3/29, 4/5 and 4/26.
Engineering Campus Tours
Current Engineering students lead prospective students and families around campus for the Engineering Campus Tour. These tours are offered at 3:00pm following the Engineering Information Sessions on the following Fridays: 2/22, 3/29, 4/5 and 4/26. While you’ll hear about all aspects of the Tufts community, your tour guide will bring their unique engineering experience, stories, and sense of humor on the 70-minute tour. The tour guide will discuss such topics as classes, research opportunities, student life, and the shiny new engineering facilities and maker spaces (maybe inspiring your next project along the way!). If you are unable to register for an Engineering Campus Tour, engineering will also be covered in the General Campus Tour. We request that you please do not sign up for both a General and Engineering Campus Tour.
Introduction to Tufts Engineering with Facilities Tour
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 (and one Wednesday) on these dates: 2/18, 2/20, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15 and 4/22 . We also encourage you to see the rest of campus by signing up for a general campus tour after the engineering facilities tour.
Arts Information Sessions
Offered in the spring semester, the Arts Information Session is a 60-minute information session led by an admissions officer specifically for students interested in pursuing the arts. These sessions will cover the growing opportunities in studio art through the SMFA at Tufts, including the BFA program and the 5-year Combined Degree BFA + BA/BS program. This session is also appropriate for students interested in pursing the arts in other ways at Tufts.
Class visits are available on a walk-in basis during the spring semester starting at the end of February. Please be advised that the following link is for fall 2018. Click here for the class visit schedule. 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 way to spend some quality time with a current Tufts student at one of our on-campus cafes. Java with a Jumbo is not an admissions interview - rather, it is an opportunity to hear stories about Tufts through the eyes of a current Jumbo. All prospective juniors and seniors are welcome to sign-up now. Java with a Jumbo is offered from January 28th through March 15th.
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.