177 College Avenue, next to Halligan Hall and behind the future MBTA station
The Cummings building will address many important needs, including:
15 learning spaces ranging in size from 24-seat computer teaching labs to a 160-seat auditorium:
Construction is scheduled to begin in summer 2019 and occupancy is targeted for summer 2021. Check our Project Schedule page for updates.
The Halligan trailer annex will be removed at the start of construction as part of project enabling. The project team is working with the CS and ECE departments on relocation of the occupants.
Halligan Hall will remain operational throughout the Cummings construction project. Construction updates to keep the community informed of construction activities will be updated weekly.
Construction cost is approximately $90M but these are preliminary numbers based on Schematic Design drawings.
A significant portion of the cost of the building will be covered by a generous commitment from Bill Cummings, A58, H06, J97P, M97P, and his wife, Joyce Cummings, J97P, M97P, through the Cummings Foundation. A Medford native, Bill Cummings is a business leader, philanthropist, and a Tufts University Trustee Emeritus, and he and Joyce have been generous and loyal supporters of Tufts for decades.
The remainder of the costs will be covered by Tufts and other donors.