The Fletcher School maintains four buildings on the Medford campus:
the Cabot Intercultural Center, Mugar Hall, and Goddard Hall (all
contiguous), and Blakeley Hall, the dormitory, which is adjacent.
The Cabot Intercultural Center contains faculty and administrative
offices, classrooms, the Edwin Ginn Library and a 350-seat auditorium.
Mugar Hall contains faculty and administrative offices, classrooms,
conference rooms, the John and Helen Mugar Graduate Student Computer
Laboratory. Mugar Hall is also home to the convenient Mugar Cafe which
offers food and drinks to Fletcher students Monday through Friday.
Goddard Hall contains Ginn Library reading rooms, stacks, carrels and
offices. The Fares Research Center in the lower level of Blakeley Hall
provides office space for student groups, PhD Students, visiting
research associates, National Guard/Army Reserve Fellows, and the
The Edwin Ginn Library
of The Fletcher School is one of the largest specialized libraries in
the field of international affairs. The relatively small size of the
student body allows the library staff to work closely with students on
their individual research projects. The library’s collection of primary
and secondary reference and research materials has been developed with
careful attention to the content of The Fletcher School curriculum and
the research interests of students and faculty. The library contains
over 120,000 volumes and 875 current periodicals, serials, and foreign
newspapers. It has League of Nations and United Nations documents, and
publications from numerous international organizations in print and
online. The Tufts University Libraries share over 15,000 electronic
journals and databases.
Ginn Library has substantial collections in the fields of
international law and organizations; human rights; economic and
political development; international energy resources and environmental
matters; international security and peacekeeping; conflict negotiation;
international business and finance; and the uses of the sea and outer
Librarians offer workshops throughout the year on research
techniques and effective use of electronic resources. The library
sponsors book talks on new faculty and student publications, and hosts
exhibits of interest to the Fletcher community.
Tufts University's Tisch Library
also has an excellent collection of international relations resources,
as well as books and databases covering all university subjects. Tisch
houses the audiovisual collection, special collections, and the
In addition to the specialized reference and research facilities of
the Ginn and Tisch Libraries, Fletcher students have library privileges
at Widener Library, the Law Library, and other libraries at Harvard
University. Tufts University is also a member of the Boston Library
Consortium, which allows reciprocal privileges at 18 other academic
libraries in New England.
Computer Information Resources
The Fletcher School offers a wide range of computer and information
resources to assist students with their work and research. Some of these
resources include the Mugar Graduate Lab, located on the first floor of
Mugar Hall within The Fletcher School complex. The lab includes both PC
and Macintosh computers and is open only to the Fletcher community. In
addition to the Mugar lab, three other computer labs and numerous
computers in the Tufts libraries are available to students on the Tufts
Foreign Language and Culture Media Center
Located next to the Fletcher complex is the university's F.W. Olin
Center for Language and Culture Studies. The Olin Center offers
state-of-the-art audio and videotaped instruction in foreign languages.
The center also includes satellite-linked work stations that receive
international television programming.
The Shirley and Alex Aidekman Arts Center
The university arts center houses the 220-seat Marston Balch Arena
Theater as well as two climate-controlled art galleries and a sculpture
court. These facilities have enabled Tufts to expand its nationally
renowned work in theater and art to attract the nation's best artists to
exhibit on campus.
Tufts University has one of the best outdoor track and field
facilities in New England and Tufts has hosted numerous New England
championship events. The Cousens Gym Complex includes the Chase
Gymnasium with basketball, volleyball, and squash courts; a sauna;
indoor 200-meter synthetic track; six-lane swimming pool; and a large
indoor area suitable for a variety of activities. Also located within
the complex is the Ames Human Performance Center, featuring the Lunder
Fitness Center. The center offers state-of-the-art equipment, including
two complete circuits of Cybex selectorized machines, various aerobic
machines, Hammer Strength equipment, and more than 35,000 pounds of
Personal fitness programs as well as group exercise classes are
available to the entire Tufts community. Tufts encourages students to
utilize personal athletic trainers for individualized instruction or to
join a larger intramural group program. A number of intramural teams are
formed by Fletcher students every year. The Medford campus also
features numerous tennis courts adjacent to The Fletcher School and
playing fields for soccer and other sports. All facilities are regularly
available to Fletcher students.
Mayer Campus Center
Located on Professors Row, the Elizabeth Van Huysen Mayer Campus Center sits in the center of campus, making it easily accessible from both uphill and downhill. The 22,000 square foot facility provides meeting rooms and conference space for the Tufts community, student organization offices and mailboxes, department offices, wireless internet access, the bookstore , and dining options .
Tufts Bikes is a student-run bikeshare program on the Medford campus. Bikes, helmets and locks can be checked out from the library for FREE by students, faculty and staff. Bikes can be borrowed for up to 8 hours.
TuftsBikes also operates a bike workshop, holds safety and urban riding classes, and organizes group rides.
For more information, visit their website at: http://tuftsbikes.wordpress.com/