Spring Break


Classes are held as scheduled on March 14 and March 15. 

Students should plan to attend all scheduled class meetings in person on these days. Faculty are advised not to grant excused absences due to student vacation plans or travel preferences. 


All students who live in the residence halls during the spring 2024 term are welcome to stay in their regular assignment on campus for all or part of spring break.  

Students who choose to leave during the break are not required to check out. If leaving for the break, please close your windows and blinds, turn down your heat, unplug electronics, and lock your door. 


Most campus dining locations close during spring break.  Typically one location is open for breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. 

If you are traveling...

Coming Soon: Alternative Spring Break 

A group of students are working to developing an alternative spring break trip for spring 2024.  If you are interested in learning more or participating in the planning discussions, reach out to the Dean of Students Office at DeanofStudents@tufts.edu or get in touch with TCU Senate. 


The MBTA operates its usual service throughout the break except for November 23, when there is less frequent service. See MBTA holiday hours.  Students can get to the main rail hubs, North Station and South Station, and to Logan Airport for around $2 on the MBTA.  If you return via Logan Airport, the Silver Line trip from the airport is free

Massport Shuttle 

The Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport) operates a shuttle from the Hynes Convention Center in Back Bay to Logan Airport for $3.  Taking the shuttle also grants you to priority access at the TSA security checkpoint.  The return trip from Logan Airport to Hynes Convention Center is free. You can get more information and tickets here. There is direct access to the Hynes Convention Center from Tufts via the MBTA.

If you are staying...


All students who live in the residence halls during the spring 2024 term are welcome to stay in their regular assignment on campus for all or part of spring break. There is no additional cost, no permission needed, and no sign up required to stay on campus. 

Meal Support 

Students who (1) meet certain financial aid criteria, (2) have a meal plan during the spring term, and (3) will be around for spring break are eligible for spring break meal support.  Students meeting those criteria will be contacted by email and invited to sign up for meal support in early March. The deadline to apply for meal support is Monday, March 11. 

Students with questions about this program can contact the Dean of Students office at 617-627-3158 or DeanofStudents@tufts.edu


The Davis Square shuttle will operate limited hours during most of the break.  The SMFA Connected Shuttle and the SMFA Beacon Direct shuttle will not run from March 18 to March 25.  See full spring break shuttle schedule and check out shuttle routes and details


The Jumbos are competing in a number of sports over spring break. Check out a match, game, or meet  and support your fellow students! See the full schedule.

Spring Break Hours

Most Tufts offices and facilities that usually have operations that extend outside business hours will operate with more limited availability. More comprehensive information on facility hours during Spring Break will be available soon.