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For Tufts Departments/Organizations

Does your department have surplus usable equipment that you would like to donate?

Let us know! We assist departments in finding new homes in our host communities for surplus items. We have a good idea of which local agencies are looking for useable PCs, functioning furniture, and other items.

Are you doing anything on the edge of campus that may impact the neighbors?

Please contact us. It is important and beneficial to let the abutters know about campus activity that is going on in their neighborhood. Contact us and we will help get the word out to the proper neighbors. We can also help connect you to the proper city departments if they need to be informed.

Are you a faculty member doing research or service in the community, a department administrator working with a local agency, or a student group helping a local non-profit?

Tell us about it! We track the university’s involvement in our host communities and report the information in Community Reports.

Are you a faculty member/department administrator/student group interested in participating in the Annual Tufts Community Day?

Visit the Community Day website and email Let us know what you are working on and how you would like to participate. We hope to give neighbors the chance to see more faculty and departmental work each year.

Is your department organizing an event that is open to the public and/or would be of interest to the local politicians? Are you wondering what is a good way to advertise to this population is?

We manage the Tufts Neighbors page, which lists campus events that are open to the public. If you would like your event listed, email with the name of the event, date/time, location, and url link to find more information. Community Relations also maintains up to date lists of a variety of community contacts, including local elected officials. We can help your department invite the appropriate community leaders to your event.

Have you have received your Tufts Community Appeal pledge form in the mail and want to donate to one of the local charities and want reassurance that you will obtain acknowledgement for your gift for tax purposes?

We will release your name and home address to the agency you donated to for gift acknowledgment purposes. If you do not want this information released for this purpose, you should initial the line at the bottom of the form to indicate so. If you have any other TCA related questions, please call x7-3780 or visit the TCA website.

For Our Neighbors

Do you live in Somerville, Medford, Chinatown, or Grafton and want to know what Tufts events are open to the public?

We manage the Tufts Neighbors page. This site includes an up-to-date list of university resources and campus events open to the public. Be sure to bookmark it and check it often!

Looking for information about what Tufts does for its host communities?

Read our Community Reports to find out information about what Tufts does in its host communities. You will find information on financial contributions, volunteer work, partnerships with local agencies, programs offered to local students, and the benefits of being a neighbor.


So you live close to the campus and have a concern about the students who live next door? Are they having parties that last all night and are a noise disturbance in the neighborhood?

Contact us, we want to know when our students are causing disturbances off campus.
We handle all neighbor concerns – student related, noise disturbances, construction concerns, grounds issues, parking complaints, etc. Please contact us with any of your concerns. If the problem happens after hours and requires an immediate response, please call Tufts Public Safety at 617-627-3030.

Do you work for a non-profit agency looking to use space at Tufts for an upcoming event/meeting?

Non-profits located in our host communities who are looking to hold an event/meeting on campus are allowed to use space on campus. There is no rental fee but some other charges may apply. For more information, see our page about use of campus space. If you are a for-profit entity or a non-profit outside one of our host communities, please contact the Tufts Conference Bureau.

Interested in a grant opportunity that is offered to host community non-profit agencies?

The Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF) is a giving option for members of the Tufts community during the Community Appeal. The fund is used to support our host communities and the important work being done by Tufts volunteers with community organizations in Medford, Somerville, Grafton and Boston’s Chinatown. Any proposal for projects or activities is welcome. Proposals are accepted from nonprofit agencies who serve one of our host communities and have a Tufts volunteer (this could be students, faculty and/or staff).