Tufts is now requiring vaccination against COVID-19 for ALL faculty, staff, vendors, and affiliates. More Information

Campus Guidelines

We are easing COVID-19 restrictions over the summer to align with new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as local and state public health authorities. Our aim is to create and maintain a positive experience for our entire Tufts community throughout the summer and into the fall. During this time of transition, it is important that we continue to look out for the physical and mental health of one another.

These updated guidelines go into effect on June 1 and will remain in place through early fall.

For information specific to each school and to faculty and staff, please see below.

Faculty, Staff, Managers & Researchers


  • Review the latest COVID-19 Travel Policy
  • See our resources for AS&E faculty and instructors.
  • All members of the Tufts community will be given advance notice of when they will be expected to return to work on campus. 
  • The selection of some job functions as "Essential" was informed by guidance at the federal, state and local level.
  • No one should report to work on campus unless and until they have been explicitly cleared to do so by their school or department leadership. 
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Latest Updates

COVID-19 Vaccination Deadline for Students:

The deadline for students to upload their COVID-19 vaccination information is July 1.

Read more for Undergraduate Students
Read more for AS&E Graduate Students

Update on COVID-19 Protocols at Tufts:
Following recent guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Governor Baker’s decision to lift all remaining COVID-19 restrictions in Massachusetts effective May 29, Tufts University will update its COVID-19 policies and procedures effective June 1, 2021. Read more.

AS&E Announces Fall 2021 Plans:
The School of Arts and Sciences (including the School of the Museum of Fine Arts) and the School of Engineering plan to resume most academic, research, and campus activities in person on campus in September. Faculty have been asked to plan for in-person fall courses. Read more.

Student Vaccination Requirements:
Students (including undergraduate, graduate, professional, and non-traditional students) will need to be vaccinated prior to participating in on-campus classes or activities this fall. Read more.

Faculty and Staff Vaccination Requirements:
All faculty and staff will be required to provide documentation of COVID-19 vaccination or request an accommodation by August 15. Read more.


How to Create a Vaccine in Real Time

Brett Leav, A87, A23P, who led the clinical trial team that developed the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, tells a Tufts audience how the vaccines happened so quickly