Food Truck Event Protocol

Food Trucks are becoming a regular addition on campus to many student organization events.  While the University wants to support the idea of food trucks, there are some policies that must be followed to secure a food truck(s) as part of any on campus event.  When thinking of brining a food truck(s) as a part of your event please review the following guidelines.  As always the Office for Campus Life is a great place to start with questions.

Food Truck Guidelines for any Student Organization or Campus Department:

  1. Food Trucks may be brought to campus in support of a scheduled event, but are NOT the event itself.
  2. Contact Office for Campus Life 4 weeks prior to food truck event with details on your event. (Note:  Approval from Tufts Dining will be required).
  3. Register Event Space and Truck(s) – via the Space and Resource Reservation System.  Spaces for this may not be on the reservation system, so please contact OCL to inquire about available space for a food Truck.
  4. Attend Office for Campus Life Friday Event Registration Meeting for further discussion of plans and final approval at least 4 weeks prior to your event.
  5. Permits: All food trucks must pull specific permits to operate on campus.  The Student Organization/Department should contact the Office for Campus Life for further details on permitting at least 4 weeks prior to your event.  All permits must be displayed on truck’s window and visible to the public during the event.
  6. Parking: Student Organization/Department must email parking@tufts.edu with “Food Truck Permit” in the subject line for Tufts parking permit
  7. Student Organizations should always adhere to the Student Organization Fundraising Policy.
  8. Food Truck companies must adhere to all University guidelines and may not be approved based on past history.
  9. University Officials, Tufts Dining, and the Office for Campus Life have the right to not approve food trucks for an event due to various reasons including but not limited to non-permitted truck, too many food trucks in designated period of time, city or neighborhood concerns, and negative impact on Tufts Dining.
  10. In granting approval the Office for Campus Life will work closely with Tufts Dining, the Office for Community Relations and TUPD.