Housing & Dining
On & Off Campus Housing
Graduate students in health sciences attending one of the schools on our Boston Campus have options to live either on or off campus.
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' Off-Campus Housing Service is useful resource for student who prefer to live off campus.
- Search off-campus housing listings
- Create & view roommate profiles
- Post and search for sublets
- Buy/sell furniture
Another resource for current student listings of available apartments, and rooms for rent is JumpOffCampus.
Hostelling International's Boston hostel is located less than 5 minutes away by foot from the Tufts Boston Health Sciences Campus. For more information and for online booking, visit Hostelling International.
When making your online booking, enter the promo code, "Tufts" to receive a 10% discount.
HI Boston Hostel
19 Stuart Street
MA 02116 Boston
Food on Campus
The Boston 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 Cafe
The Food 4 Thought Cafe, located on the fourth floor of the Medical Education Building in the Hirsh Health Science Library, 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.
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.