Tufts University is fortunate to be located in four extraordinary communities: Boston, Grafton, Medford, and Somerville. Our students, faculty, and staff, many of whom reside locally themselves, are passionate about making the world a brighter place through civic engagement, research, and scholarship. This commitment begins right in our own neighborhoods, where Tufts joins many local partners to create vibrant communities and a better future.
Being a Good Neighbor
Tufts is committed to respecting and supporting the quality of life in the neighborhoods that abut its campuses. Our team can help you resolve issues that impact your quality of life, whether you’re having trouble with the behavior of students living off-campus, navigating a parking violation, or you’ve noticed a lawn that needs mowing on the edge of campus. To view active construction projects on campus, please click here.
We will work with you on any campus- or student-related challenges, including noise disturbances, construction concerns, grounds issues, and more. Please contact us for help at 617-627-3780 or email@example.com. If the problem happens after normal business hours and requires an immediate response, please call Tufts Public Safety at 617-627-3030.
When necessary, we will work closely with the Tufts University Police Department (TUPD), the Dean of Students, Facilities, and other university departments to help you resolve any challenges.
Students Living Off-Campus
We expect Tufts students to be good neighbors as they learn to live on their own for the first time. The university takes steps to educate students about what to expect as renters, and to communicate our expectation that they will act as Tufts ambassadors in the community. University oversight is not defined by geography, but by a student’s enrollment at Tufts. Problematic off-campus behavior can be reported to the Dean of students for disciplinary action.
Here for Our Neighbors
The Community Relations team knows that living near a university offers many opportunities and sometimes a few challenges as well. We’re here to help you take advantage of everything Tufts has to offer, to represent your interests with university issues that impact you, and to help you address any campus- or student-related concerns that arise.
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