Under what circumstances can I decline my meal plan? Will communal kitchens in the residence halls be available?
In addition to students studying remotely, the only students who can decline a meal plan are juniors and seniors living in apartments with a less-than-six-to-one resident to kitchen ratio and those who, for medical reasons, are unable to participate in meal plans. Sophomores in spaces designated as having a kitchen may choose a reduced meal plan, but are still required to have one.
All others will be required to have a meal plan and use Tufts Dining facilities. Information about meal plans is available here.
Community/shared kitchens are open on a limited basis within residence halls except for those within enclosed apartment spaces and in woodframe houses. To prevent virus spread, students are required to wipe down the areas after use and not leave personal belongings in them.
Returning students who canceled their meal plans last spring and wish to re-enroll were encouraged to do so before September 1.