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What are the fall plans for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences?

Courses and seminars for continuing students will be taught remotely. GSBS will delay matriculation of first-year PhD and Masters in Pharmacology students on the Boston campus until January 2021. Read more about plans for fall on the GSBS website.

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 11:01am

What are the fall plans for the School of Medicine?

First- and second-year students at the School of Medicine will be on campus for clinical experiences, and third- and fourth-year medical students will be on clinical rotation. Many Public Health & Professional Degree programs will be remote in the fall. Read more about plans for fall on the School of Medicine's website.

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 11:01am

What are the fall plans for the School of Dental Medicine?

First- and second-year students at the School of Dental Medicine will have remote education in the fall with clinical experiences shifted to spring. Some advanced students may be back for hands-on and clinical education in the fall. The Dental School will update their site as information becomes available.

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 11:01am

What are the fall plans for The Fletcher School?

This fall, all courses at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy will be offered remotely. We currently intend to offer our spring semester in a hybrid form with both residential and remote offerings. Read more about plans for fall on The Fletcher School's website.

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 11:00am

What are the fall plans for Cummings School? 

On the Grafton campus, Cummings School will offer online and in-person instruction for veterinary, masters, and PhD students. Read more on Cummings School's website.

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 11:00am

What are fall plans for the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts? 

The studio arts curriculum offered by SMFA at Tufts has been completely redesigned by the faculty to mix in-depth virtual instruction with options for graduate students to receive supplies and equipment at home or to access studios and facilities in person to complete coursework. Find more information in the Fall 2020 Campus Guide for AS&E students

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 10:59am

What are the fall plans for the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences?

All graduate students in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences are welcome to come to campus in person. Graduate students will have a variety of class formats, including in-person, virtual, and a hybrid of the two. Find more information in the Fall 2020 Campus Guide for AS&E students

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 10:59am

What are the fall plans for graduate programs at the School of Engineering?

All graduate students in the School of Engineering are welcome to come to campus in person. If for some reason that is not possible for you, we can provide options, such as taking classes virtually.  Find more information in the Fall 2020 Campus Guide for AS&E students

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 10:58am

What are fall plans at Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy?

The Friedman School will offer a flexible and hybrid academic experience this fall with a mix of virtual and on campus activities. Read more on the Friedman School's website.

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 10:58am

What is the policy on events held on campus?

Until further notice, all Tufts events are prohibited, including on-campus events, and Tufts-sponsored off-campus events.

In-person meetings of any size should be avoided. We encourage you to use remote technology (such as Zoom, WebEx, Skype, Google hangouts, conference calls) to meet.

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 10:56am

What is the status of campus research? Will I be able to participate in research activities in the fall?  

Following state and university guidance, research is going through a phased ramp up. Phase 2 of research ramp up (minimal on-campus research operations) began on June 8. On August 1, Phase 2 of research ramp up was expanded to include face-to-face human subjects research where there is a lower risk of COVID-19 exposure upon approval from the investigator's respective Research/School Dean or Designate. Please click here for more information.

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 11:09am

What academic deadlines were extended?

The deadline for undergraduates to Withdraw from a course was April 27, the last day of classes. (Previously, this deadline was April 1.)

The deadline for undergraduates to select Pass/Fail grading was April 27. (Previously, this deadline was April 1.) All grades of P (Pass) were changed to EP (Exceptional Pass) for Spring 2020. Please see Academic Policy Exceptions for Undergraduate Students: Spring 2020 for more information. These Academic and Advising FAQs for Students Spring 2020 may also be helpful.

These policy changes do not apply to graduate and professional students, who should consult their advisors and program directors for specific academic questions.

Last update: Friday, Aug 7, 2020 - 12:15pm

These FAQs are subject to change. Please check back here for the latest guidance. If you do not  find the information you are looking for, please send an email to COVID19@tufts.edu.