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Visiting Our Office

The Office of Sustainability is located on the Tufts University Medford/Somerville Campus at 550 Boston Avenue, on the 2nd floor (enter through the side door facing Semolina and the CLIC building). Whether you are a prospective or current student, staff or faculty member, we encourage you to stop by for a visit. When possible, we recommend using alternative forms of transportation.

Visit our office for:

  • battery recycling bin
  • Terracycle bin
  • ink/toner recycling bins
  • personal composting buckets
  • print versions of our commuting guide, bike guide, or eco map
  • other sustainability-related resources or publications

Located at 550 Boston Avenue, Enter Through the Side Door Facing Semolina.


The Office of Sustainability is approximately a 15-minute walk from Davis Station on the Red Line.


  • Personal Bike: When coming from Davis Square we recommend reaching our office via College Avenue and Warner Street. There are many bike racks located across the Tufts campus. To see locations, please view our Bike Map. There is a covered bike rack next to Semolina, just a walk across the parking lot from our office.

Public Transportation

  • Davis Square Shuttle: Tufts’ free campus shuttle can by used by anyone, and picks up on Holland St by J.P. Licks, across from Davis Station. Take the shuttle to the Lower Campus Center stop. From there, walk down Talbot Avenue, cross College Avenue, walk down Dearborne Road past the SEC, and cross Boston Avenue where you will find our office. Please visit the Administrative Services website to view the shuttle schedule.
  • Subway: Davis Square station is the closest subway stop to Tufts. From there, you can walk or bike. Red Line schedule.
  • Bus: The 80, 94, and 96 buses stop at the Tufts University campus. The closest bust stop to our office is College Ave at Dearborn Rd., where these three busses stop. In addition, the 89 bus stops at Powder House Square, which is just a short walk from our office. Bus schedules.
  • Commuter Rail: Take the Commuter Rail to Porter Square Station. From there, you can use any of the transportation options mentioned above.


Please visit the Tufts University website for driving directions. You may park in the Dowling Hall garage, in one of the metered spaces on Boston Avenue, or in the parking lot behind 550 Boston Ave. in one of the labeled "Visitor Parking" spaces along the back fence. Those with a Medford/Somerville campus parking pass should not park in these visitor spaces, and should instead park in one of the metered spaces.

Wheel Chair Accessibility

Please note that our temporary location at 550 Boston Ave is not wheelchair accessible. Please contact our office to arrange a meeting in one of the nearby accessible buildings.