Conference and Event Services
Tufts Conference and Event Services, 108 Packard Avenue, Medford, MA 02155 | Tel: 617.627.3568 | Fax: 617.627.3856 | Email

Resources

Prior to Arrival

Accommodations
Each summer, our Conference and Event Services program guests are housed in university residence halls. These accommodations are designed for our Tufts students and are furnished with twin beds, bureaus, desks, chairs and a closet or wardrobe. In most of our dormitories, shared bathrooms are located along the hallways.

Check-In / Check-Out Procedures
Check-in time is 2:00 p.m. Check-out time is 10:00 am unless special arrangements to extend occupancy have been made. Residence Halls are open 24 hours for guests with unusual arrival times. Housing fees must be paid by arrival. Keys and meal cards must be returned at the end of your stay. There is a $55 charge for any key set not returned, and a $10 charge for any meal card not returned.

Directions to Campus
Tufts University is easily accessible by public transportation. The nearest MBTA subway stop is located at Davis Square. For directions to Tufts via public transportation or by car, please visit our Directions page.

Packing Tips
We supply each room with sheets, pillows, blankets, small bath towels, soap, a wastebasket and a table lamp. To add to your personal comfort you may wish to bring some of the following items:

  • Radio
  • Large Bath size towel
  • Wash Cloth
  • Alarm clock
  • Umbrella and rain gear
  • Sweater
  • Bathrobe
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Cell phone

Computer Registration
Tufts OnLine is the computing support group at the university which serves summer conference guests. The Tufts OnLine team is happy to assist you with a range of services in order to connect to the internet via wired or wireless connections during your temporary stay at Tufts.

For guests living in the Tufts residence halls on the Medford/Somerville campus, staff is available for in-room appointments. For portable computer users walk-in service is also available Monday through Friday 9am till 5pm. Or call us at ext. 7-4TOL (7-4865). For more information visit the Tufts OnLine Student Support web site.
 
To register your personal computer to gain internet access on the Tufts campus:

  • We always recommend that you register your computer in advance in order to allow for processing time.  You can register online.
     
  • Before you go on line, you should obtain the Mac address of your computer.  To do so, there are specific steps to follow, depending on your computers operating system. Tips are available. Learn more.

  • If you wish to use the Tufts wireless network, be sure to write down your IP or Ethernet address for your local connection and your wireless connection.  It will be two unique numbers.
     
  • In addition to the Mac address you will need to enter your name and phone number and the conference you are attending. It may take 24 to 48 hours to be approved.

Parking
Guests staying on campus will receive a parking pass when checking in. Passes should be displayed on the dashboard and are not valid in metered spaces, fire lanes, Medford and Somerville streets, or the Dowling Hall parking garage. Parking is available uphill in the Carmichael lot, downhill in the Cohen/Aidekman lot, and around campus in designated areas. Overnight on-street parking is prohibited. Parking on Medford and Somerville streets is restricted as posted. Parking is available in Dowling Hall for an additional fee paid directly to the Tufts Parking Office (tokens may be purchased within the parking garage).

Weather
Boston area temperatures vary from month to month. The chart below shows the average temperatures for the summer months. Check the current weather for Medford.

Month Average Lows Average Highs
May 44 F 7 C 68 F 20 C
June 53 F 12 C 77 F 25 C
July 59 F 15 C 82 F 28 C
August 57 F 14 C 80 F 27 C

 

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