About Tufts’ Host Communities

Tufts University’s three Massachusetts campuses include Boston’s Chinatown, the neighborhoods of Medford and Somerville and the rolling hills of Grafton.

The cities and towns that surround the University are vibrant, exciting and multicultural communities that offer a diverse mix of galleries, theaters, museums, restaurants, clubs, and shops. The University’s neighboring communities are also rich with history. Tufts’ main campus straddles the Somerville/Medford city line. The first American flag was raised on Somerville’s Prospect Hill while one of the world’s largest collections of Civil War photographs resides in Medford. Our renowned Health Sciences campus lies in Boston’s Chinatown. Boston’s Chinatown is the third largest Chinese neighborhood in the country, providing a rich historic past. Our School of Veterinary Medicine sits in the western part of the state in Grafton. Grafton housed many thriving mills which helped kick start the American Industrial Revolution.

Visit the University Relations website to learn about the local political representation in our host communities.

Be sure to read the Tufts Community Reports published for Somerville, Medford, and Chinatown to see what Tufts is doing in our host communities.

Information on our host communities is provided in part by town officials and the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development.