Parents and Family Weekend: October 19-20, 2018

In October, Tufts welcomes thousands of parents and friends to campus for Parents and Family Weekend, a celebration of life on campus. Each year we showcase our extraordinary professors and students, inviting parents to participate in lectures, cheer the Jumbos on the field, and see the many student performance groups.

There are over 100 events programmed throughout the weekend; however, we only request registration for event where space is limited. For a full weekend schedule please click here.

If you haven’t had the opportunity to register online, don’t fret as you are welcome to register in person when you arrive on campus in the lobby of Sophia Gordon Hall (15 Talbot Avenue) from 10am to 6pm on Friday October 19th, and from 8am to 2pm on Saturday October 20th. All pre-registered guests please also visit Sophia Gordon Hall upon arrival to pick up registration packets, receive last-minute updates and mix and mingle with Jumbo families. We look forward to seeing you and your family. Enjoy the time with your Jumbo!

*Please be aware that the Head of the Charles Regatta is taking place the same time as Parent's and Family Weekend. This may affect hotels and traffic.

Full Weekend Schedule


Parking is free on campus throughout the weekend, but please respect restricted parking in fire lanes, handicapped spaces without a proper decal, and parking permit only spaces in neighboring streets. For a map of campus parking, please follow this link. For guests with mobility issues, please review the campus accessibility map. If you have more questions, please contact the Tufts Public Safety Office at 617-627-3030. Please be aware that the cities of Medford and Somerville border Tufts' campus; metered and restricted parking rules apply and police will ticket cars.


Hotel Room Blocks for Tufts Parents and Family Weekend

The Tufts Parents Giving Program has arranged room blocks for Tufts Parents over Parents and Family Weekend, October 19-20, 2018. Below is the list of local hotels offering special rates for Parents and Family Weekend. Please be aware that the Head of the Charles Regatta is the same weekend as Parents and Family Weekend this year, which will affect cost and availability of travel. 

Accommodations for Tufts Parents