On-Campus Housing

On-Campus Housing

The Tufts Office of Residential Life and Learning has limited available on-campus housing options for The Fletcher School in the ’10s tower of Hillside Apartments as well as ten Walnut Hill properties on the perimeter of the Medford-Somerville Campus. These locations offer a variety of amenities such as single bedrooms in a shared house with shared laundry and kitchen facilities. For additional details on on-campus housing please visit Tufts Office of Residential Life’s Graduate Housing page.  For all questions, please contact their office at StudentServices@tufts.edu.

On campus housing is available exclusively for Fletcher students, including those enrolled in the CSPP and MAHA programs. Because demand exceeds supply, in the interest of fairness, spaces will be first be offered to incoming first year graduates in the order their application is received.

The application will be available for new full-year students after acceptance and confirmation of their plans to attend the University as early as April 20, 2023, and will close on June 15, 2023.

For the best chance at being offered on-campus housing, please submit your application as soon as possible (after April 20).

Please follow the steps below to apply for on-campus housing for the academic year 2023-2024.

  1. In order to apply for on-campus housing, you must confirm your enrollment by paying your enrollment deposit. This process, detailed below, can take 3-5 business days to fully complete. Please allow yourself ample time to complete all steps before the housing application opens to give yourself the best chance at securing on-campus housing.
  2. Shortly after paying your enrollment deposit and confirming your enrollment, you will receive detailed instructions on how to set up a Tufts email account and obtain a Tufts ID number.
  3. Once your Tufts email account has been set up, you will be assigned your Tufts username (also referred to as: UTLN – Universal Tufts Login Name) and password to login to many computer systems at Tufts; your UTLN will be in a similar format to “jsmith01.” Your assigned Username and Password will also enable you to log into the Tufts Student Information System, SIS. Please note after completing the process of obtaining your assigned username and password, it will take approximately 2-3 days to gain access to SIS.

When you have set up your Tufts UTLN and password, only then will you be able to access the Housing Application Portal via SIS.

  1. Once you are logged into SIS, click on “About Me”, then click on “Housing”.
  2. Once you have reached the Home Page, click on “Application” on the top left screen.
  3. Follow prompts to complete Housing Application.

The housing application/selection timeline is as follows:  

April 20: Housing application opens at 12PM EDT. 

Week of May 22: Students receive email confirmation of their housing selection timeslot. If there are more applications than housing assignments available, students may receive an email with details on their position on the waitlist. Incoming graduate students will precede continuing students on the waitlist. 

June 1 – June 15: Housing selection period for incoming graduate students with housing selection timeslot.  

June 16: Students on the waitlist will receive housing selection timeslots, pending availability. 

June 19 – June 30: Housing selection period for waitlisted individuals who received housing selection timeslots.

Early July: For individuals who have selected for on-campus housing, housing charges will be applied to your university billing account. At this time, the commitment fee is non-refundable, even if you cancel your on-campus housing placement. 

July 5 – July 12: Remaining housing assignments, if available, will be offered to the waitlist in order of application received.