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Tufts University School of Medicine

Housing & Dining

Campus Cafeterias

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, Boston Campus

The Food 4 Thought Cafe located on the fourth floor of the Sackler Building in the Hirsh Health Science Library. The cafe offers a diverse, healthy menu, including smoothies, breakfast quesadillas, grilled paninis, soups, a sushi station and entree salads tossed to order. Dinner features a special entree of the day. Entrees are low in fat, high in fiber and contain complex carbohydrates. Whole-grain breads, wraps, vegetables and fruits are also featured.

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.

During the academic year, the cafe is open Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 9 pm; Friday from 7:30 am to 4 pm; Saturday from noon to 6 pm and Sunday from noon to 9 pm. In the summer months, the cafe is open Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm and closed on the weekend. Tufts Medical Center Hospital personnel are welcome, and cash, Master-Card and Visa are accepted.

Soup's On, Boston Campus

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.

Housing Resources

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 med-housing@tufts.edu or 617-636-0893.

Tufts Public Health Office of Student Services can assist students in the PA program, MBS program and Public Health programs (MPH, MS, DrPH) with housing questions. Visit the Tufts Public Health Housing Resources page or email phpdhousing@tufts.edu for more information.

On-Campus Housing

Our on-campus housing option, Posner Hall, is available to students enrolled in the MD, MBS, and Public Health graduate programs. Many other 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.

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.