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Tufts University School of Medicine

Posner Hall Dormitory

Location and Information

The Posner Hall Dormitory was built in 1954 with renovations occurring regularly, resulting in a well maintained facility. It houses our Medical School students including Public Health and Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students in a 94-room building located at 200 Harrison Avenue, Boston. The dormitory is located on Tufts University's Health Sciences Campus where most classes are held and is next to Tufts Medical Center.

A view of a typical dorm room in the Posner Hall dormitory on Harrison Avenue

The rooms (a typical example is shown in the photo on the right) are located on the first through fourth floors of the building and each floor houses students from various degree programs and class years. The floors are co-ed and the overall atmosphere of the dorm is similar to what you would find in a "quiet study" affinity group. (Residents are graduate and professional students with full-time course loads who will often use the dorm as a place to study.)

The rooms are single occupancy measuring 11 X 13.5 feet with one window and two closets. All rooms are furnished with a newly installed air conditioner, twin bed, dresser, desk and chair with a bookshelf. Floors have been updated in the common kitchens and bathrooms (separate facilities for men & women). Rooms are equipped with telephone and TV jacks and the resident must contact the service companies to activate. Additionally, there is a common lounge with a study area on the second floor and an exercise room and a laundry room in the basement. Additional information and photos of Posner Hall are available here. Our Facilities staff maintains the dormitory on a daily basis.

Move-In Dates and Lease Terms

The standard move-in dates for the 2020-2021 academic year are Saturday, July 25, 2020 and Sunday, July 26, 2020. Lease terms begin prior to Orientation Week of the MD program (July 27, 2020) and continue through the weekend following the last exam for first-year MD students (June 4, 2021). We lease for the entire academic year and student are billed in two equal rent payments at the beginning of the fall and spring semesters. Any resident who chooses to leave the dormitory earlier than the lease-end date will not be eligible for a refund (see Housing License Agreement section below).

We accept summer lease contracts from students who wish to continue residing in the dormitory during June and/or July based on availability.

Upperclassmen are welcome to stay or join the dormitory and can contact the Office of Student Affairs with any questions.


The cost for the 2020-2021 academic year (July 25, 2020 – June 6, 2021) is $11,472.00.

Housing License Agreement

A signed Housing License Agreement must be submitted with a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit in order to secure a dorm room. Room assignments for next year will begin in late spring with Housing Agreements received by April 15th given priority. After April 15th, rooms will be granted based on remaining availability. Students are responsible for all room charges once a Housing Agreement has been submitted. Housing Agreements will only be cancelled in the situation that the dorm is full and a replacement resident is found for the entire term of the contract. (Replacement residents must be Medical/PHPD/Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences students approved by the Office of Student Affairs.) A cancelled contract will release a student from future housing charges but DOES NOT result in a refund of deposits or of charges already incurred.

Note: By signing and submitting a Housing License Agreement, the student is agreeing to the requirements listed, including being responsible for housing payments for the full year. You should only submit your Housing Agreement AFTER you have made a final decision to live in the dormitory.

A completed agreement and deposit check made out to "Trustees of Tufts College" should be returned to:

Tufts University School of Medicine
Office of Student Affairs
Medical Education Building, 4th Floor
145 Harrison Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02111


If you have questions or need additional information, please contact the Office of Student Affairs at 617-636-6568 or email