Medical Leave

Students sometimes decide to take a break from school to attend to their health. This could be to manage mental health concerns, physical health concerns, or a combination of both. Whatever your circumstances, Student Support is here to help. 

Thinking About a Medical Leave?

Curious about a medical leave, or time away from campus in general? To help you get started, we’ve put together some of the most common questions we hear from students about taking a medical leave.

FAQs About Medical Leave

Establishing a Medical Leave

If you're thinking about taking some time away to focus on your health, start by having a conversation with Student Support. We'll work with you on an individualized plan to step away from school, access the care and support you need, and return to school feeling better. We'll also talk with you about all of your options for prioritizing your health, so you can make an informed decision about the best next steps for you.

Establish a Medical Leave

Returning to Tufts

When you're ready to come back, Student Support will be here to help you navigate your return. We'll help you think through the transition back to Tufts and how to set yourself up for success--whatever success means to you.

Return from Medical Leave