Tilton Hall is one of the residence halls which
houses an all first-year option. The building is the
perfect size for promoting close interaction among its
residents. It is also large enough to house a
representative cross-section of the class. Tilton's
programs and resources are tailored to meet the
particular needs of first-year students. Best of all, a
Tufts scholar actually lives in Tilton. This
Scholar-in-Residence coordinates weekly discussions that
feature other Tufts scholars and mentors students about
their course selection, acclimation to college life and
overall well-being at Tufts University.
Location - Tilton Hall is located downhill
between Haskell Hall and Lewis Hall. It is located near
the Mayer Campus Center as well Hodgdon Take-Out and
Dewick-MacPhie Dining Hall. Tilton is a staffed
residence hall, with four Resident Assistants.
Rooms - The average double room is 12.5' x 15'
with additional closet space. There are 72 doubles. Each
room is furnished with moveable furniture and one window
with a shade. The furniture set consists of an extra
long twin bed, a desk, and a desk chair. The beds are
multi-positioned beds that have eleven height
adjustments up to 32 inches with 30 inches of space
underneath when raised to maximum height. The use of
solid cinder blocks or any other material, to raise the
multi-position beds is prohibited in Tilton.
Common Areas - A large main lounge is located on
the ground floor. It is furnished with a television,
couches, chairs, and table. A smaller lounge is located
adjacent to the main lounge which contains a ping-pong
table and vending machines. There are also small lounges
on each floor which contain a table and chairs.
Facilities - Tilton has one common kitchen
adjacent to the main lounge. It is equipped with a
stove, oven, refrigerator, sink, and a microwave.
Washing machines and clothes dryers are located on the
ground floor. There is also a bicycle storage rack.
- Social and recreational programs for all first
year students. Programs from previous years
include Tufts traditions like painting the cannon
and creating Homecoming banners, tie dying,
barbecues, and swing dance lessons.
- Weekly dessert receptions with Tufts faculty and
- Four live-in academic tutors who offer
individual tutoring, review sessions, and help with
time management and study skills.