Parents and Family Weekend: October 16-17, 2020

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. A full weekend schedule will be posted in the coming months.

Check out the recordings from the 2019 Parents and Family Weekend below! 

Residential Life- On and Off Campus at Tufts

Meet the team from the Office of Residential Life and Learning (ORLL) and learn about current happenings within our vibrant residential community. ORLL staff share resources for students and families, and highlight some of the exciting experiences taking place within the Tufts residential community. They also offer some useful insights about the off-campus housing process, resources offered by the Office of Residential Life and Learning, and share information about the off-campus market and timeline for leases in the local area.

Residential Life On and Off Campus
Discussion with the Advising Deans

Undergraduate students are assigned an advising dean who will help them successfully navigate the university. Learn about degree requirements, advising and academic support, and how the Office of Undergraduate Education partners with students and parents.

Discussion with the Advising Deans
Career Coaching Your Tufts Student

Should students have an internship? Does their major matter? What are employers looking for in new college hires? What resources does the Tufts Career Center offer my Jumbo? Learn the answers to these questions and many more while learning all that the Tufts Career Center has to offer.

Career Coaching Your Tufts Student
Tufts Today: A Conversation with the Provost and Deans

Hear from the Provost and Deans of each school of the University discuss their roles, missions, and goals. The conversation is a great way to get to know each dean a little better and hear about their experience as administrators and (for some of them) Tufts parents!  

Tufts Today: A Conversation with the Provost and Deans

Parking and Dining Options


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.


Parents visiting campus may eat free of charge in either of the two campus dining centers if accompanied by their student enrolled in a meal plan. Students are required to use their Tufts ID to gain access to the dining centers. For more information, please follow the link below. 

On- campus Dining Hall Hours and Information