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Classes moving online

  • Beginning March 25, university instruction was changed to be conducted virtually for the remainder of the semester.
  • To prepare for this change, all AS&E classes were canceled on Friday, March 13 and undergraduate spring break was extended until March 25.
  • This extra time was designed to provide students with opportunity to pack their residence hall rooms and depart campus by Monday, March 16.
  • Students who were unable to return to their permanent residence due to travel restrictions or due to extenuating personal circumstances were required to request permission before March 12 to remain through the Office of Residential Life and Learning.

Travel and event restrictions

Until April 30, 2020, all Tufts events are prohibited, including on-campus and Tufts-sponsored off-campus events.

Based on guidance from international, national, and local agencies, Tufts is extending its previous guidance of March 10, 2020 on international and domestic travel by students, faculty, and staff as follows:

  • University-sponsored travel. All university-sponsored, connected, or funded international or domestic travel by students, faculty, and staff is prohibited.  These restrictions are in effect for students through August 20 and for faculty and staff through June 30. The situation will be reassessed at periodic intervals (May 1, June 1, July 1, August 1), based on international, national, state and local guidance, to determine whether a revision or extension of the restrictions for students and for faculty and staff may be warranted. Given the uncertainty of the situation, faculty, staff and students should be prepared to postpone (or cancel) any programs or work that require travel over the summer and/or transition to an alternative, remote mode.  
  • Personal travel.  All personal international or domestic travel is strongly discouraged. If you must travel for personal reasons, we strongly urge you to exercise extreme caution and to monitor domestic and international destinations where COVID-19 is present, as well as the CDC travel health advisories and the US Department of State travel warnings.
  • Arriving from international travel.  If you arrive from any CDC Level 3 or 4 travel warning country (please consult the CDC website for a full list, as the situation is changing rapidly), you are prohibited from coming to campus and must self-quarantine for 14 days in accordance with the guidance issued by the CDC. If you are not a U.S. citizen and are arriving from China, Iran, the “Schengen” group of countries in Europe, the UK or Ireland, you will not be able to enter the country.  
  • Arriving from other states in the United States.  If you arrive from any U.S. state to Massachusetts, you are prohibited from coming to campus and must self-quarantine for 14 days in accordance with Governor Baker’s March 27 travel advisory to all travelers entering Massachusetts.

Athletic restrictions and cancellations

  • While winter season athletic teams were allowed to complete their seasons, spectators were prohibited from attending any events held at Tufts.
  • Following a decision of the NESCAC presidents, the NESCAC league and championship play are canceled.

Non-essential employees working remotely

  • While all university offices will remain open, non-essential employees are working remotely as of March 15.