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Resources for Support

Students, staff and faculty may experience difficulties due to situations arising from individual, family, or even national and international crises. During difficult times such as these, the International Center encourages you to connect and spend time with your friends, your classmates, and your loved ones, whether at or outside of Tufts. On campus there also are multiple points of support for students that can respond to individual and group needs. Please consider reaching out to these resources:


  • International Center: International students, scholars, and faculty are strongly encourage to reach out to your International Center advisor to make an appointment to discuss your individual concerns. We can help to connect you to campus resources, advise you on your options, and listen to your concerns. If applicable, we can also identify any immigration or campus-based options for financial support, if these might become important to your individual situation.
  • University Chaplaincy: The University Chaplaincy is available to all members of the Tufts community as a source of support, regardless of denomination or belief.
  • Student Support Teams: Every Tufts school has a student support or student affairs office who are available to talk through your options and help you identify next steps. For students at A&S, SMFA, and SOE, you can review the options on the Student Support team web site for more information. Students at other schools should reach out to your Student Affairs office for assistance.
  • Ears for Peers: If you want peer support through an anonymous and confidential service, Ears for Peers is available by calling or texting 617-627-3888 from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. daily.
  • Counseling and Mental Health Services (A&S, SOE, SMFA, Fletcher): If you think you might benefit from connecting with a therapist or clinician, or even if you are not sure but want to explore that, you can make an appointment with Counseling and Mental Health Services (CMHS) by calling 617-627-3360. Appointments with a clinician are available weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m, and until 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. You also can access the online scheduling system for new appointments, or for Ask a Counselor 15 minute phone consultations, through the Health and Wellness patient portal.  For urgent matters after business hours , the Counselor-on-Call is available by calling the number for CMHS, 617-627-3360, and following the prompts.
  • DSDI (A&S, SOE, SMFA): The Division of Student Diversity and Inclusion are available to provide additional student support and resources for their communities, as well as direct questions or concerns to partners on campus.

International Staff and Faculty

  • Tufts staff and faculty can access the Tufts Employee Assistance Program for support at any time. The EAP can provide suggestions, guidance, and advice for life situations.
  • If you anticipate needing time off, talk to your supervisor and also review Time Off information on Access Tufts.
  • If you need to travel internationally, talk to your International Center advisor about implications for your immigration status and visa, if applicable.
  • The University Chaplaincy is available to all members of the Tufts community as a source of support, regardless of denomination or belief.