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Affiliate accounts can be requested for those who are neither employees nor students but require certain Public Safety services, in particular identification cards and parking permits. This group who has legitimate business on campus, such as visiting faculty who are not paid by Tufts, consultants, or contractors, is not part of our existing directory of employees and students.


  1. Department admins, managers, etc. can submit the affiliate’s information through Tufts Technology Services.
  2. Once created, identity data will be automatically submitted to Public Safety within 5 minutes during business hours. At that time the affiliate will be able to obtain an ID card and parking permit.
  3. Affiliate accounts will remain active for up to one year. Affiliates remaining at Tufts for longer than 12 months will need to be renewed at least annually. The person sponsoring the affiliate account (typically a manager or admin) will be responsible for extending the account.

Affiliates will be eligible to receive a temporary Tufts ID card that will expire on the same date as their affiliation expiration. A temporary Tufts ID card also authorizes them to purchase a Tufts parking permit, and allows for the possibility of card access, if necessary.