Contacts for Student Questions
The Department of Physics and Astronomy's main home is the Collaborative Learning and Innovation Complex (CLIC), located at 574 Boston Avenue in Medford, Massachusetts.
By MBTA Green Line:
The department is approximately halfway between the Ball Square and Medford/Tufts stops on the Green Line Extension of the E line. It is a 7-minute walk from either station to the CLIC building, 574 Boston Ave.
From Davis Square Station (MBTA Red Line):
The department is 15-minute walk from Davis Square via College Avenue and Warner Street.
Tufts also operates a free shuttle from Davis Square to campus, leaving every 20-30 minutes. View daily schedules or track its location on the Public Safety website.
Parking: Street parking is available on Boston Avenue near 574 Boston Avenue. Visitors may also park at the Parking Garage at Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Avenue.
Covered bicycle parking is available at both ends of our building.
About the neighborhood:
Tufts is located near the Davis Square "T" stop on the Red Line, which connects us to Harvard (2 stops away), MIT (2 more stops), and downtown Boston. Davis Square is one of the most vibrant spots in Cambridge/Somerville, featuring such neighborhood favorites as the Diesel Café, movies and concerts at the Somerville Theater, ice cream at JP Licks, and pizza and candlepin bowling at Flatbread/Sacco's Bowl Haven. A bike path runs through Davis that connects to the popular Minuteman Bikeway.