Joyce Cummings Center (JCC)
The Joyce Cummings Center (JCC) located at 177 College Ave was completed in 2021 thanks to a generous gift from the Cummings Foundation. While home to several academic departments, research laboratories, and study spaces, the building also serves as a premiere event space for external functions. It’s location next to the Tufts/Medford MBTA Green Line station offers accessibility to students, local community members, and the City of Boston.
Location and Parking
The JCC is located at 177 College Avenue in Medford MA. The loading dock can be found in the back of the building. Please direct large deliveries there.
Nearby University parking includes:
- Cousens Parking Lot (open 6am-12am)
- Dowling Garage (open 24 hours)
There is also some metered street parking, though limited.
The JCC is usually open during the following hours, and access is restricted outside of these times. The building is closed on University holidays and may vary during recesses and the final exam period.
- Mon-Thurs: 8am-11pm
- Fri: 8am-8pm
- Sat: 12pm-8pm
- Sun: 12pm-11pm
Summer and Winter Break Hours
- Mon-Fri: 8am-6pm
- Sat-Sun: Closed
Note: during the summer and winter recesses, as well as every Friday at 12pm through Sunday at midnight, Conference & Events Services oversees the 1st floor, 2nd floor, and Lantern spaces. Please contact them at Conferences@tufts.edu for events during these times.
To host your next meeting at the JCC, please submit a room reservation through the Reserve Tufts system. You can also stop by the front desk on the first floor, or call 617-217-6510. Reservations cannot be made for longer than 3 hours without approval of the building manager. For inquiries about the Lantern Boardroom, please contact the building manager.
If you plan to have food in any of the rooms or spaces, you are responsible for clean-up. You must remove or make arrangements via Facilities work order for the removal of, trash and food waste upon departure - this is not the responsibility of building custodial workers. Trash cannot be left in hallways or amassed near garbage cans.
After your meeting you must erase white boards, and return furniture to its posted/designated layout. Failure to properly remove trash, or reset furniture will result in a $200 fee and/or loss of space reservation privileges.
Departments and Programs
The JCC is home to a number of academic departments, programs, and laboratories.
- AI Institute
- Center for Applied Brain and Cognitive Sciences
- Computer Science Department
- Conference & Events Services
- Derby Entrepreneurial Center
- Data Intensive Studies Center
- Economics Department
- Fletcher Executive Education
- Fletcher Center for International, Environmental, and Resource Policy
- Mathematics Department
- Tufts Gordon Institute
- Starbucks: Located adjacent to the First Floor Atrium
- Gender-Neutral and Accessible Bathrooms
- Lactation Rooms
- JumboPrint Station
- Computer Labs
- Kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves
- Vending Machines
- Specialty Recycling
Address: 177 College Ave, Medford, MA, 02155
Front Desk and Mail room are located on the First Floor Atrium
Building Manager: Marie Pugliese
For general questions or to seek alternative locations for your needs, please email Academic Space Management at ASM@tufts.edu.
Provided by Academic Space Management