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Visiting Scholars and Students

Location:
CEEO is located just northwest of Boston on the campus of Tufts University. Tufts is located in the cities of Somerville and Medford, MA. Review an interactive campus map >

Important Contact Information:
Magee Shalhoub is the Program Administrator at the CEEO. She will be processing your paperwork through the University and can answer any questions you may have.

Magee Shalhoub
CEEO Phone: 617-627-5888
CEEO Fax: 617-627-4760

Travel Information:
Visa Information
The Tufts International Center has information and forms to help you obtain a Visa.

Airport
The closest airport to Tufts is Logan Airport. It's a 15 minute drive to Tufts from the airport. Rental cars and taxis are readily available from Logan. Taking a Taxicab from the airport to CEEO generally costs around $35. The airport is also accessible by public transportation. It is located on both the Silver Line and Blue Line of the MBTA subway system.

Finding CEEO
CEEO is located at 200 Boston Avenue just north of the Medford campus of Tufts University.
Review directions >

Transportation:
Rental Car
A number of rental car companies service Logan Airport. Review a complete list >

Purchasing a Car
If you are interested in purchasing a used car, craigslist, autotrader, and Hertz Car Sales are good resources.

Taxis
Somerville and Medford are serviced by Green Cab and Yellow Cab in Somerville (617-625-5000).

Public Transportation
Boston and the surrounding area is serviced by the MBTA bus and subway system. The closest subway station to CEEO is the Davis Square station on the Red Line in Somerville. It's a 30 minute walk to CEEO from the station. You can also take a bus (94) from Davis Square to Tufts. In addition, Tufts runs a shuttle bus, The Joey, from Davis to campus. Track Joey >

Housing:
Hotels
The closest hotel is the Hyatt in Medford. Rooms are generally $100-130 per night. If you would like a list of hotels that offer a Tufts rate, please click here and make sure to mention you are looking for the Tufts rate.

On-Campus Housing
Unfortunately, Tufts does not offer housing to Visiting Scholars during the semester, but on-campus housing may be available in the summer. Housing may be reserved through the Tufts Conference and Event Services. Rates are as follows (based on rates for Summer 2013 ):

Single air conditioned room: $350 per week per person
Single non air conditioned room: $275 per week per person
10 meals per week: $163 per week
14 meals per week: $199 per week
20 meals per week: $206 per week

Off-Campus Housing
There are a number of resources that can help you find a place to rent off-campus. Tufts Walnut Hill Properties has limited housing near campus, for visiting faculty and research scholars. Tuftslife is a website run by Tufts students and it is a great resource for finding apartment and room rentals. Tufts also has an office dedicated to helping students find off-campus housing. They have a special section on their website listing local places that offer temporary housing for short term stays. Home Suites Inn in Waltham also offers temporary housing at $400 per week. Finally, craigslist.com is another good resource for housing options in the Medford-Somerville area.

Campus Life:
Tufts Email
Your email address will be firstname.lastname@tufts.edu. You need to set this up through Tufts Technology Services (TTS). Through this same link, you can also obtain network access for your phone and personal computer.

Tufts ID
Once you obtain an email address, you may get a Tufts ID card at Dowling Hall (419 Boston Ave, Medford). You'll need to go to the Public Safety office on the ground floor of the parking garage. They will take your photograph and print your ID. Your Tufts ID will allow you access to the gym, pool, and other athletic facilities. You can also use the libraries and their resources.

Your Tufts ID also serves as a debit card to be used on campus for a variety of services including dining services. You simply go to http://www.jumbocash.net/and use a credit card to deposit "cash" to your ID. You can then use your ID to purchase items at places like Dining Services, the Bookstore, and the Copy Center. There are also some off-campus businesses that accept Jumbo Cash. See the Jumbo Cash website for the complete list.

Parking
Parking is free at 200 Boston Avenue. The other parking lots at Tufts require a parking permit. These permits can be rather expensive. Street parking is free and is available on Boston and College Avenues. There is a parking garage at 419 Boston Ave, just a short walk from the CEEO. Parking in the garage is $8 for the day.

Banking
There is a Citizens Bank ATM located in Dowling Hall and a Bank of America ATM located in Campus Center.

Classes
Visiting Scholars often informally audit classes at Tufts. Review a list of courses being offered. Many professors, especially professors associated with the CEEO, will allow Visiting Scholars to sit in on their classes. To make arrangements, please contact the professor directly. No credit is given for informally auditing a class and no fees are charged.

Dining Services:
Payment
Tufts Dining Services operate a number of cafeterias and restaurants on the Tufts campus. Dining Services accept cash and Jumbo Cash (from your Tufts ID). They do not accept credit cards.

On Campus Dining
Review the on-campus dining options and what they have available. You can find more information at Tufts Dining Services. Just remember that you'll need to pay with cash or Jumbo Cash. They don't take credit cards.

Grocery Home Delivery
Stop & Shop grocery stores offer home delivery for a fee through Peapod. Roche Brothers also offers home delivery for groceries.