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Students attending Summer Session at Tufts can choose from a variety of foods, dining options, and ways to pay on the Medford/Somerville campus.

Dining Centers

Carmichael Dining Center, Uphill.  Carmichael Dining Center is the place to get a full meal three times a day beginning with breakfast Wednesday, May 22, through dinner Sunday, June 23. Carmichael Dining Center accepts meal plans, JumboCash, Cash, and Credit Cards. Carmichael has a friendly, intimate atmosphere with a fine selection of menu choices including an extensive salad bar, vegetarian and vegan options, grilled meat and our own pizzas, plus home- made desserts.

Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center, Downhill. Dewick-MacPhie will start serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner Monday June 24 through lunch Saturday, August 10. Dewick-MacPhie accepts meal plans, JumboCash, Cash, and Credit Cards. The marketplace-style servery offers a wide variety of freshly prepared dishes to satisfy most appetites and dietary needs. Dewick’s open seating area is full of natural light during the day. The variety of food will be please everyone from the salad lover to the pizza and ice cream seeker and all palettes in between!

Dining Center Hours:

  • 7 am – 9 am for breakfast (except Sunday)
  • 11 am – 2 pm for lunch daily and Sunday Brunch
  • 5 pm – 8 pm for dinner 7 days a week

Mayer Campus Center: Hotung Café and Commons Marketplace

In the lower level of the Mayer Campus Center are Hotung Café and the Commons Marketplace. Hotung Café is open for breakfast, serves Starbucks® coffee, breakfast items, packaged salads and sandwiches, fresh fruit, smoothies, snacks, and our own baked goods. Commons Marketplace opens at 11am with a self-serve salad bar, hot panini, and a grill to order freshly prepared chicken breast, angus beef burgers, and fries. The Campus Center has air conditioned seating indoors and patio seating outside.  Hotung Café and Commons Marketplace accepts JumboCash, Cash, and Credit Cards.

Hotung Café Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

May 22 – August 6 (Closed May 27th and July 4th & 5th) 

Commons Marketplace Hours:

May 20 – July 1 Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. (Closed May 27th)

July 2 – August 16 Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Closed July 4th & 5th)

August 19 – August 30 Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Kindlevan Café.   located in the heart of the Science & Engineering Complex (SEC), features sustainably-roasted coffees and teas, espresso, iced drinks, and bottled beverages, fresh-pressed juices, smoothies, packaged sandwiches, salads, fresh protein packs made on campus daily , hot panini, homemade soup, pastry, and desserts. Kindlevan Café accepts JumboCash, Cash, and Credit Cards.

Kindlevan Café Hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

May 22 – August 9 (Closed May 27th and July 4th & 5th)

Tower Café. located in Tisch Library serves Seattle’s Best coffee, teas, espresso drinks, cold juice, yogurt, freshly-packaged sandwiches, salads, and snacks. The Café accepts JumboCash, Cash, and Credit Cards.

Tower Café Hours:

Monday – Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., Friday 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

May 22 – August 9 (Closed May 27th and July 4th & 5th)


For the dining locations please see the campus map by clicking here:

There are several restaurants along the perimeter of the Tufts campus, and several options in nearby Davis Square for students who wish to venture off campus.  Payment methods vary.


Plans and Payment

Tufts Dining Summer Session students have the option of buying a standard meal plan for use in Carmichael then Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers during each six-week session.  Carmichael will serve through June 23, Dewick will serve starting June 24 through August 10.

This Summer’s Dining Plans can be seen on the Tuition and Fees page by clicking here:

JumboCash is a convenient, cashless way to pay for meals and snacks, as well as for other services such as printing, copying, and laundry.  You pay with JumboCash simply by swiping your Tufts ID. It works similarly to how you’d use a bank debit card.

 For more information about “JumboCash” or to add JumboCash to your ID, visit:

Dining locations and costs are subject to change. For more information contact Tufts Dining at 617-627-3566.

Meal plans are purchased through Tufts Dining Services on the phone, online or in the Tufts Dining Office Monday – Friday 9am-5pm.


For more information (including hours and what is open) visit Tufts Dining or Tufts Dining Meal Plans.