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The following protocols and policies are currently in place at Tufts University for our undergraduate students. We will continue to review and update these guidelines based on the latest data and public health guidance from the CDC and state and local authorities.

You will find additional campus policies, requirements, and recommendations for all students, faculty, staff, and visitors on our Healthy@Tufts page, including protocols for mask wearing, dining, and events. If you still have unanswered questions, please email

COVID-19 Vaccines

All in-person students are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19, including receiving a booster shot when they are eligible, unless they have a medical or religious accommodation. There is a rolling deadline for complying with this new requirement. All individuals who are eligible to receive a booster on or before January 15, 2022 must comply by February 15, 2022. Individuals who are eligible after January 15, 2022 will have 30 days from their date of eligibility to comply with this policy.

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Surveillance Testing

All undergraduate students who are coming to campus are expected to participate in routine surveillance testing through April 30, 2022. See Testing at Tufts for the latest information.

Masking Wearing
  • Indoor masking, including in classrooms, laboratories, studios, libraries, dining halls, and residences (except when alone, or eating/drinking, or in a residence hall room with one's roommate) will be required through the end of the final exam period. This also applies to all indoor events being held on the Medford/Somerville and SMFA campuses.
  • Masks must be 3-ply surgical grade, KN95, or N95. Cloth masks are not allowed.
  • Effective April 7, faculty in large lecture halls and speakers at events who are at least 12 feet away from the front row may choose to lecture/speak without a mask.

All on-campus dining facilities have in-person dining. We encourage people to spread out as much possible while eating indoors. Weather permitting, outdoor dining is strongly encouraged. Visit the Dining Services website for locations and hours.

Residence Hall Visitors

Visitors are welcome on campus (everywhere except residence halls), provided they follow our masking guidelines and are up to date with vaccination at the time of the visit.


Varsity athletics, club sports, and intramurals will proceed this spring. Varsity athletes will be tested at the same cadence as Tufts undergraduate students. Additional guidance that may come from the NCAA or the NESCAC will be applicable as well.

Campus Organizations

Student organizations and student groups will be able to conduct meetings and events in person.

Theater and Musical Performances and Rehearsals

Actors, musicians, and singers are not required to wear masks or use PPE during performances. Masks and PPE are required for rehearsals and practice. Audience members must wear masks.