CEEO is located just northwest of Boston on the campus of Tufts
University. Tufts is located in the cities of Somerville and Medford,
MA. An interactive campus map can be found at http://campusmaps.tufts.edu/medford.
Important Contact Information
Magee Giarrosso is the Administrative Assistant at the CEEO. She will be
processing your paperwork through the University and can answer any
questions you may have.
Magee Giarrosso - email@example.com
CEEO Phone: 617-627-5888
CEEO Fax: 617-627-4760
Traveling to CEEO
The Tufts International Center (http://ase.tufts.edu/icenter/enteringFaculty.htm) has information and forms to help you obtain a Visa.
The closest airport to Tufts is Logan Airport (http://www.massport.com/logan).
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.
CEEO is located in the basement of Curtis Hall on the Tufts University campus. Detailed directions can be found at http://ceeo.tufts.edu/Contact-Directions/directions.html.
A number of rental car companies service Logan Airport. A complete list can be found at http://www.massport.com/logan-airport/inside-airport/Pages/RentalCarsatLogan.aspx.
Purchasing a Car
If you are interested in purchasing a used car, craigslist, autotrader, and Hertz Car Sales are good resources.
Somerville and Medford are serviced by Green Cab and Yellow Cab in Somerville (617-625-5000).
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 15 minute walk to
CEEO from the station. You can also take a bus (94, or 96) from Davis Square to Tufts. In addition, Tufts runs a shuttle bus, The Joey, from Davis to campus. You can track Joey at http://www.tuftslife.com/joey.
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.
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 Bureau. Rates are as follows (based of rates for Summer 2011):
Single air conditioned room: $285 per week per person
Single non air conditioned room: $235 per week per person
10 meals per week: $154 per week
14 meals per week: $188 per week
20 meals per week: $195 per week
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.
Your email address will be firstname.lastname@example.org. You need to set this up through Information Technology Services (ITS). Through this same link, you can also obtain network access for your phone and personal computer.
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 after completing this form.
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.
The 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 $5 for the day.
Tufts International Center has compiled information about prepaid
cellphone plans at http://ase.tufts.edu/icenter/documents/cellPhoneInfo.pdf. Cellphone use
is not permitted in the workstation room. You should step outside the
building or into the entryway when talking on your cellphone. Skype
phonecalls can be arranged in the conference room, back room, or LEGO
kit room through the Administrative Assistant.
There is a Citizens Bank ATM located in Dowling
Hall and a Bank of America ATM located in Campus
Center. The Tufts International Center has compiled some information
about opening a local bank account
Visiting Scholars often informally audit classes at Tufts. A list of courses being offered can be found here.
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.
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
Brown & Brew
Brown & Brew is the coffee house upstairs from CEEO. It is run by
Dining Services and they are open from 8am to 11pm. They serve salads
and sandwiches, as well as coffee and pastries. You can find their menu
Here is a map of all the on-campus dining options and what they have available. You can find more information at http://dining.tufts.edu. 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.
Desk & Meeting Space
The Administrative Assistant can arrange a workspace for you prior to
your arrival. Let her know if you have any special requests. CEEO has a
workshop room and a conference room which can be reserved for meetings.
Skype meetings can also be held in the Lego Kit room and in the back
room. Contact Magee to make arrangements.
Visiting Scholars are encouraged to bring their own laptop computers. If
you are unable to bring your own, please notify Magee prior to your
arrival and she will try to make arrangements for you to borrow a
computer while working in the Center. Keyboards, mice, headphones,
microphones, skype phones, and cables are available for use. The CEEO
has a copier, scanner, and two laser printers available for use.
Instructions for connecting to these printers can be found here.
The outside door opens at 9am and closes at 5pm Monday through Friday.
If you'd like to work different hours, you must make arrangements with
Magee. Keys to the building are not given out unless you need to access
the building outside the 9-5 Monday through Friday hours.
CEEO computers are not backed up. You can backup your work on our public
server, called eeop (Smb://titan.tccs.tufts.edu/ase-eeop$). Create a
folder in your name and save your files there. Instructions on how to
log onto eeop can be found here.
CEEO has LEGO kits and LEGO pieces. If you’d like to check out a kit,
please see Magee. Pieces are available in the backroom. Please sort any
kits that you use, before returning them back to the LEGO room.
CEEO has a full size refrigerator, a microwave, toaster oven, coffee
pot, and teapot. Feel free to use any of the appliances. Please clean up
after you are finished. There is a sink in the backroom that has a
water filter on it for drinking water. Plates, coffee cups, and utensils
are available for use, but please wash them in the sink in the backroom
when you are finished. You can leave them in the drying rack there.
There is often a lot of food around the CEEO. Food left on the counter
or labeled that it's OK to eat can be eaten. If you aren't sure if the
food is up for grabs, please ask.
While dress is casual, please make sure that all clothing is appropriate:
- No beer/alcohol clothing
- No undergarments showing
- No suggestive clothing