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Tufts strives to build and maintain relationships with the neighbors and community members near each of our three campuses. We are proud to provide access to many of our valuable university resources.  

This page provides information on upcoming events and some of the benefits Tufts extends to its surrounding communities.

Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO)

CEEO provides Tufts students and local K-12 teachers hands-on learning experiences through research opportunities and outreach programs.

Community Audit Program

Residents of our host communities of Medford, Somerville and Chinatown may audit a Tufts course at a greatly reduced fee.

Dental Clinics

The teaching clinics at Tufts Dental School offer a full-range of affordable, dental services in downtown Boston. Our clinical faculty members also see patients at their private practice within the school.

Eliot-Pearson Children's School

Full-day programs for kindergartners and first- and second-graders, as well as half-day programs for preschoolers and toddlers in a demonstration school affiliated with Tufts’ Department of Child Study and Human Development.

Osher Institute of Lifelong Learning

Opportunities for older adults to return to the classroom on-campus, in study groups, and in online learning courses.

Resumed Education for Adult Learners (REAL) Program

Open to adults at least 25 years old who are seeking a bachelor's degree. Applicants should have recent college experience.

The Sharewood Project

Organized by medical students and volunteer physicians and faculty from Tufts School of Medicine, the Sharewood clinic in Malden offers free health services to underserved patients in Greater Boston.

Tisch College of Civic Life

A national leader in setting the standard for higher education’s role in civic engagement.  We offer a college-access mentoring initiative and community outreach to bring engineering and science curricula to local middle and high school classrooms. 

Tufts Community Music Programs

A resource for the local community with a wide range of community music programs, concerts and events open to the public.

University Libraries

We welcome our neighbors to use our library resources and government documents on the premises.

New & Notable

  • Work by renowned African-American painter Sam Gilliam joins permanent collection at Tufts Art Gallery

  • A new work inspired by the words and ideas of the philosopher and University Professor will be performed at a concert coinciding with a symposium in his honor