Housing & Dining
The Health Sciences Campus provides many opportunities to have a meal or get that needed energy-producing snack. Explore additional information about these resources below. Particular attention is paid to providing healthy food that is appetizing in appearance and tastes great!
Food 4 Thought
The Food 4 Thought Cafe located on the fourth floor of the Medical Education Building in the Hirsh Health Science Library. The cafe offers a diverse, healthy menu, including smoothies, breakfast sandwiches, grilled paninis, sandwiches, soups, salads and a variety of hot entrees. Pastries, yogurts, vegetables and fruits are also featured. An assortment of beverages are available including espresso drinks, coffee, tea, and juice. View the Food 4 Thought menu here.
Visitors can enjoy the large windowed eating area, browse through popular reading and periodicals from the library and access computer stations. Food can also be purchased for take-out; delivery service is not provided.
The cafe is open Monday through Friday from 7am to 5pm; and closed on the weekend. Tufts Medical Center Hospital personnel are welcome, and cash, Master-Card and Visa are accepted.
Soup's On, located on the seventh floor of the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine offers a hot special of the day, two freshly prepared soups, and sandwiches made to order. Also offers grab-and-go sandwiches, packaged salads, yogurt, snack foods, cookies, brownies and an assortment of beverages. Food can also be purchased for take-out; delivery service is not provided.
The cafe is open from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm and accepts cash payment only.
Students attending Tufts School of Medicine in either the MD program or a graduate program have the option to live either on or off campus. The Office of Admissions and Office of Student Affairs for the MD program can assist MD students with general information about where students typically live and help new students get in touch with a current student to ask housing questions. General housing questions for the MD program can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-636-0893.
Tufts Public Health Office of Student Services can assist students in the PA program, MBS program and MPH program with housing questions. Visit the Tufts Public Health Housing Resources page for more information.
On-Campus Housing (Closed Indefinitely)
Our on-campus housing option in Posner Hall has been closed as of mid-March 2020. The dorm will remain closed for the rest of this academic year and throughout the 2020-2021 academic year with no current plans to reopen. (Contracts submitted for the 2020-2021 academic year will be cancelled and deposits will be returned.) Most of our students live in off-campus apartments that are a short walk or Public Transit ride away. To help you in your search for housing in the Boston area, we have provided the links below with information about local neighborhoods, housing trends, and options for finding off-campus housing.
Tufts University provides an Off-Campus Housing website for both the Boston Campus and the Medford/Somerville Campus as a free service to the Tufts community, and covers topics including rental listings, roommate searches, and Massachusetts tenant rights. Since this site is also used by students on the Medford/Somerville campus, you may want to note that you are a medical student and focus your search on the areas closest to downtown Boston.
The following sites will help you see what the Boston area apartment market is like.