Moving into Blakeley, 2014-2015

Check-In Procedures

It opens for fall residency at 9 a.m. on Saturday, August 23. Please note that Blakeley Hall is unable to accommodate early arrivals.

Please be prepared to pay a $100 key and security deposit (cash or check). Checks should be made out to: “Trustees of Tufts College.” Make sure that you bring your key deposit with you when you check in: you cannot receive your keys or enter your room until you pay the deposit. Your deposit will be returned to you at the end of the school year, provided that you check out in person with the RDs, return your keys, and leave the suite in good condition.

You will receive an introduction to your suitemate(s) over email as soon as rooms are assigned.

Blakeley Hall Orientation

Date: Sunday, August 24
Time: 6 p.m.
Location: Blakeley Lounge (1st floor of D tower)

The Blakeley Hall Orientation is mandatory for all incoming residents. Refreshments will be provided.

What to Bring

  • All residents should bring (or plan to purchase) basic living items such as bed sheets (twin extra long size), pillow, blanket, bath towel, mattress pads, computer, bookshelves, non-halogen lamps, fan, and other furnishings for comfort, including items needed in the shower (such as shampoo, soap, etc.).
  • Residents who intend to do any cooking in the kitchen will need to provide their own dishes and cookware.

What Not to Bring

The following items are not permitted in Blakeley Hall:

  • Air conditioners (but fans are recommended)
  • Microwaves and other cooking appliances
  • Flammable materials (candles, incense, etc)
  • Excessively loud speakers and amplifiers
  • Halogen lights
  • Lofts
  • Pets
  • Weapons

Mailing Address for Envelopes

During the Fletcher Orientation, you will be assigned a mailbox to receive envelopes. Packages are sent to a separate address, below. Your mailing address for envelopes will be:

[Your Name]
[Your Mailbox Number]
The Fletcher School
160 Packard Avenue
Medford, MA 02155 USA

Mailing Address for Packages

Blakeley Residents may ship packages to themselves anytime after August 11, 2014, following the guidelines below. These guidelines apply for the entire academic year for receiving packages.

Packages must be shipped to Tufts University Mail Services at the following address:  

[Your Name]
Tufts University
Hill Hall
c/o 389 Boston Avenue 
Medford, MA 02155 USA

Upon your arrival to Fletcher, you will receive an email to pick up your packages from Mail Services at Hill Hall, 389 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA, and you must show your Tufts ID to claim the packages.  A van and driver are available on a first-come-first-serve basis, to assist you in taking your large packages to the front of your residence hall.  After October 6, 2014, for any large packages, we will try to arrange to transport you and your package to your residence hall as our schedule allows. We encourage you to use UPS for packages because they are tracked. We suggest you send your essentials first, followed by your non-essentials later in the month.  Please avoid sending packages heavier than 70lbs and sending perishables during the beginning of the academic year rush.  If you are not available to pick up perishables in a timely manner during the remainder of the year, please do not have them sent due to possible spoiling. When you do send perishables, please include your phone number on the package so that you may be contacted upon its arrival.