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Attend an Information Session or Take a Campus Tour

Visiting our campus is the best way to get a feel for the Tufts graduate school experience. By attending an information session, you will have the opportunity to learn more about the degree program you are interested in. By taking a campus tour, you’ll see the facilities we have to support graduate student research and engagement.

Register for an Upcoming Session

We also encourage students to reach out to the department graduate directors to arrange meetings with faculty and/or current students.

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Take a Virtual Campus Tour

If it's on campus, it's only a few clicks away. Just sit back and go at your own pace – there's a lot to see. From research to graduate student life, the virtual tour showcases the entire student experience – before you ever step foot on campus!

See Virtual Tour

Visit the SMFA at Tufts Campus in Boston

The SMFA at Tufts Admissions team is here to introduce you to our community, and to help guide you through the application process and your portfolio development.

Visit & Connect with SMFA

Hotels and Accommodations

Accommodations for visitors planning to spend more than a day in the Boston area are abundant. The following hotels may offer a discounted Tufts rate. Please mention the “Tufts Rate” when making arrangements.

Hyatt Place Medford
116 Riverside Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 

LaQuinta Inn & Suites
23 Cummings Street
Somerville, MA 02145 

Holiday Inn - Boston Bunker Hill Area
30 Washington Street
Somerville, MA 02143 

Freepoint Hotel Cambridge
220 Alewife Brook Parkway
Cambridge, MA 02138 

Holiday Inn Express & Suites Boston - Cambridge
250 Monsignor O'Brien Highway
Cambridge, MA 02141 

Hampton Inn Boston/Cambridge 
191 Monsignor O'Brien Highway 
Cambridge, MA 02141 

Homewood Suites by Hilton Cambridge/Arlington
1 Massachusetts Avenue
Arlington, MA 02474 

The Verb Hotel 
1271 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02215
Use promo code:  TUFF

AC Boston North
95 Station Landing
Medford, MA 02155

Fairfield Boston Medford
85 Station Landing
Medford, MA 02155

TownePlace Suites
85 Station Landing
Medford, MA 02155

Parking on Campus

Enter the parking garage at 419 Boston Avenue. When you have concluded your visit, you will need to purchase a parking pass for $8 in Dowling Hall so that you may exit the garage. Token machines are available on the 7th floor, directly across from the elevators.

Public Transportation

Via Green Line

If you are arriving via the MBTA’s Green Line, take the subway to Medford/Tufts University Station. Exit the station opposite of the Joyce Cummings Center and ascend to Boston Avenue. Turn right on Boston Avenue and walk to Dowling Hall. Once inside Dowling Hall, take the elevator to the top floor. Follow the signage to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions reception desk. If you are looking for the Office of Graduate Admissions, exit the top floor of Dowling Hall via the footbridge and continue straight until you reach The Green. Turn right at Packard Hall and the Office of Graduate Admissions will be located in Bendetson Hall, the next building on your right.

Via Red Line

If you are arriving via the MBTA’s Red Line, take the subway to the Davis Square Station. Exit the Davis Square Station on the College Avenue side. You may take the #94 or #96 bus or walk 15 minutes along College Avenue to the Tufts campus. If you board the bus, ask the driver to stop across from the Memorial Steps at Tufts University, just before the intersection of College and Boston Avenues. If you walk from Davis, turn right out of the subway station and follow College Avenue to the Powderhouse Square traffic circle. Cross Powderhouse Circle to continue on College Avenue. As you continue of College Avenue, the Tufts Campus will be on your left. Continue on College Avenue, passing Lower Campus Road, Talbot Avenue, and Professors Row (all of which will be on your left), until you reach the Memorial Steps (also on your left). Walk up the steps and bear right. Turn right after you pass East Hall and walk across the footbridge into Dowling Hall. The Undergraduate Admissions reception desk is located inside. If you are looking for the Office of Graduate Admissions, continue straight past East Hall until you reach Bendetson Hall on your right. Enter the building and reception will be there to greet you.

From Boston Logan Airport

By Car: Follow signs to I-93 North. Take I-93 N and Exit 32 for MA 60 toward Medford/Malden. At the traffic circle, take the 3rd exit onto MA-60 W/Salem St. Use the left 2 lanes to turn slightly left onto Main St. Slight right to stay on Main St. Turn right on George St. Turn left at the first intersection onto College Ave. Turn right onto Boston Ave. The parking garage will be on the left.

By public transit: Board the Silver Line Waterfront Bus at the front of your airport terminal. Ride to South Station (15–20 minutes) and get off the bus. At South Station, board the Red Line (subway) to Davis Square, about a 15–20 minute ride. Follow the directions in the previous section on getting to Tufts by Subway.

From South Station (Train/Bus)

Board the Red Line of the subway to the Davis Square Station and refer to the public transportation directions above to walk or take the bus to the Tufts campus.