Housing Assignment Process

First-Year Student Assignment Process

Incoming First-Year students are notified in late May when the Housing Application is available to complete via their SIS Portal (SIS > Student Living > Housing). The housing application is an opportunity for students to indicate their living preferences in order to get matched with a great roommate or roommates! Students are not able to request specific students as roommates; our system matches students based on their preferences from their housing application. 

Housing assignments are typically sent to student emails by July 1st along with roommate(s) contact information. We encourage incoming first-year students to start building the foundation for a great roommate relationship as soon as possible! 

Transfer Student Assignment Process

Incoming Transfer students, while not always guaranteed housing, are placed by Residential Life in one of our residential halls with students of their class year (whenever possible) or with other transfer students. Transfer students are typically assigned at the end of June or early July. Housing assignments are sent to student emails by mid-July with any roommate contact information. We encourage incoming transfer students to get in contact with their roommates as soon as possible! First and second year students at Tufts are required to live on campus, and transfer students of first-year or sophomore class standing are considered part of this requirement.

Continuing Student Assignment Process

Rising Sophomore students are required to live on-campus. Rising Juniors and Seniors are not guaranteed housing. All students should apply for housing in early December (dates to be announced) if they intend to live on-campus for the following academic year. For more information regarding how the housing application and lottery process works, check out our website on that!

Graduate Student Assignment Process

Graduate Students for Arts, Sciences and Engineering are invited to apply for housing in March/April for the upcoming academic year. Since on-campus housing is limited for graduate students, all applicants are assigned housing through a random lottery. Within the graduate housing application, students may indicate their preference for room type. 

To apply for Graduate Student housing, download and complete the following Graduate Housing Application and submit via email to the Office of Residential Life and Learning at residentiallife@tufts.edu. Graduate Student placement occurs by May 1st for the upcoming academic year.