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About The Hive

This sustainability-themed, 10-person suite is located on the downhill side of campus, in Latin Way. Living in The Hive is similar to living in other special interest houses, except instead of focusing on a language or religion, it is meant to build an intentional community of students interested in issues surrounding sustainability. The house is filled with students with a wide range of interests and background knowledge. Those living in the house are expected to support and/or take part in the environmental student groups on campus. Additionally, all members of The Hive are expected to complete a sustainability-based project during their residency in the house.

The Hive is an intended focal point for the environmental community on Tufts campus. It brings together eco-friendly students, organizations, and faculty to promote knowledge and passion for sustainable living. The suite provides a living space for students looking for a more sustainable way of life, as well as a meeting space for the larger environmentally interested community on campus.

Founders Goals

The founders of The Hive, formally known as the Green House, aspired to create a space which:

  • brings people with similar interests together in a living environment
  • provides an opportunity for residents to learn new ways to live sustainably alongside their housemates
  • fosters the environmental community on campus
  • encourages cooperation between the various environmentally focused groups on campus.
  • and provides space for environmental groups to host programs for the entire Tufts community

Learn More

Explore The Hive's Facebook page to learn more and catch a glimpse of recent happenings. If you have any questions, you can reach out to current residents of The Hive at

Interested in living in The Hive yourself? View Student Life's Special Interest Housing page and check back after the Fall 2019 term starts to learn more about the application process for the 2020-21 academic year. Applications are part of on-campus housing requests and are typically due around the end of November.