Move-In & Move-Out Information
The information below covers specific information regarding Fall 2023 move-in for new, continuing and graduate students students.
New Students (Medford Campus)
New students participating in a pre-orientation program can move in on Thursday, August 24, 2023. New students will check in at the Joyce Cummings Center (177 College Ave., Medford, MA) to pick up their Tufts ID and key, if applicable, and then go to their residence hall to move in.
Pre-orientation participants are assigned a check in time based on their pre-orientation program.
Students should make every effort to arrive during their assigned check in time. If a student arrives before their assigned check in time, they may be asked to wait to check in until all students who have arrived on time are checked in.
Pre-Orientation Check In Times
7 - 9AM: TWO & CREATE
9 - 11AM: FOCUS & GO
11 - 1PM: FIT & SQUAD
1 - 3PM: BEAST, CAFE & SHAPE
New students who are not participating in a pre-orientation program can move in on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 between 8AM and 4PM checking in at the Joyce Cummings Center.
During past move ins, the check in line has been longest at 8AM, so we recommend coming later in the day if you would like to avoid a long line at check in. New students assigned to a residence hall on the Medford/Somerville campus who arrive after check in ends, should go to Tuft University Police on the ground floor of Dowling Hall (419 Boston Ave., Medford, MA) to pick up their Tufts ID and key, if applicable.
Early Arrival for New Student Athletes
New students who are part of a fall varsity sports team can move in 1 day before their first practice. Athletics and Residential Life will communicate directly with student athletes via their Tufts email regarding their assigned move in date.
New Students (SMFA Campus)
New students participating in a pre-orientation program can move in on Thursday, August 24, 2023. New students assigned to a Beacon St residence hall will check in 1047 Beacon St, Brookline, MA to pick up their Tufts ID and keys and then go to their residence hall to move in.
All pre-orientation participants living on Beacon St will move in between 9AM-11AM.
New students who are not participating in a pre-orientation program and assigned to a Beacon St residence hall can move in on Tuesday, August 29, 2023 between 9AM and 11AM checking in at 1047 Beacon St.
New students assigned to a residence hall on Beacon St. who arrive after check in ends, should go to the security desk in 230 Fenway to pick up their Tufts ID and keys.
Returning Student Move In
Returning students can move in on Sunday, September 3, 2023 between 8AM and 4PM checking in at the Joyce Cummings Center. Students will check in having their card access confirmed and pick up their key, if applicable, at the JCC and then go directly to their residence hall to move in.
All returning students are able to request an early arrival and move in on Friday, September 1, 2023 and Saturday, September 2, 2023 for any reason. There is an additional cost for early arrival: $50/night that will be applied to student accounts through SIS. To request an early arrival, please log into you housing portal and submit the early arrival request form by 11:59PM on Sunday, July 30, 2023. Late requests received between Monday, July 31 and 11:59PM on Sunday, August 6, 2023 will incur a $50 late fee.
Early arrival requests will not be accepted after August 6.
Some returning students are able to arrive early due to their involvement in a student group or organization such as Athletics, pre-orientation, orientation, etc. Approved student groups can move in one day before their on-campus obligation begins. on Students who are part of a group arriving early should coordinate with their group leader to ensure they are listed on their groups’ early arrival roster; they should not submit an early arrival request form in the portal. Residential Life will communicate via Tufts email with students regarding their approved early arrival date for their group affiliation.
Graduate Student Move In
All graduate students can move in on Sunday, August 27, 2023 between 8AM-12PM checking in at the Joyce Cummings Center (177 College Ave., Medford, MA).
All graduate students will pick up their key and then go to their residence hall to move in. New graduate students will also pick up their Tufts ID. Returning graduate students should bring their previously-issued Tufts ID to campus with them.
Residential Life is not able to accommodate any early arrival requests for graduate students
Tufts University is working with Dorm Room Movers to provide storage and shipping options to residential students. Please visit Tufts’ Dorm Room Movers page for more information about packing, pick up, delivery, and cost.
Additional Important Information
Much planning and organization goes into move in; Student Affairs, On Campus Life, Orientation and New Student Programs, Residential Life, Residential Facilities and C&W Cleaning plan many details in advance to make move in a great experience for all Tufts students. We need students’ consideration and cooperation to help everything run smoothly. Therefore, it is not possible to accommodate requests to
arrive before your assigned move in date.
Students who arrive before their assigned move in date may not be able to be accommodated, especially if their room/apartment is not ready. If their space is ready, they will be charged a $150 improper check in fee and a $50/night fee for each night they are approved to stay on campus prior to their assigned arrival date.
Please make every effort to arrive on time. If you believe your need to arrive early to due exceptional circumstances beyond your control, please submit an Exceptional Summer Housing request.
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