VESTA Modular Builds Modular Dorms to Aid Tufts University in Covid-19 Prevention and Recovery

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With the entire undergraduate student population set to return to school this fall, Tufts University (Medford, Massachusetts) is leading the way in creating a safer, more trackable environment by utilizing modular dorms. 

In partnership with VESTA Modular, Tufts is installing more than 200 modular buildings to serve as student housing for anyone who tests positive for the virus. 

“We are adding on top of surveillance testing of every student twice a week so that we can pull out of the dorms – any students who are positive before they have a chance to spread,“ said Tufts University President, Anthony Monaco.

According to WCVB and Tufts University’s President, the modular dormitories will be used as living spaces for students that need to be quarantined. The spaces will allow students to have clean, quiet private rooms as well as limited interactions in small groups.


The Case For Modular Dormitories at a School Near You

Modular student housing has become the go-to solution for major public universities and private schools across the country trying to find ways for their students to return to campus safely this fall. 

We’re receiving a growing number of requests for this style of housing and the reasons why are simple:


1. The timeline for the continued spread of the virus is unknown

K-12 or post-secondary education leaders aren’t sure how long their campuses will continue to be impacted by the virus. Modular building suppliers like ourselves offer temporary, portable solutions that are ready for immediate deployment all across the United States. Schools can lease modular dorms as they monitor the coronavirus’s rise and fall over the next year or more.

2. Solutions are needed quickly

The 2020-2021 school year is starting in the next couple months for many institutions. Modular dormitories can be built and installed within weeks and months depending on current availability.

Even completely new modular construction projects can be completed in 30-50% of the time that it takes traditional, stick-built construction.


Select this link for more information on the benefits and uses of modular dorms.


Contact Us for More Educational Space Solutions 

If you’re in need of dormitories, offices, additional classrooms, or any other modular school buildings for the next school year, please feel free to contact us here, or click “request a quote” to fill out a quick form. Our team of experts are happy to assist you and your team this coming year.

And ask about our Covid-19 social distancing floor plans to help make sure students and staff alike have the best opportunity to remain in compliance with CDC guidelines.



VESTA Modular (VESTA) is a leader in modular building sales and leasing – offering turnkey permanent and temporary modular buildings for sale or lease across North America. The company was named the fastest growing Construction Company in America by INC. 500.  

VESTA brings a professional approach and unique perspective to its projects utilizing a greener, faster, and smarter way of building. The company leases modular buildings nationwide to customers needing additional space in the educational, hospitality, multi-family, assisted living, institutional, Government, healthcare, workforce housing, office, disaster recovery and storage industries. 

The company also performs turnkey permanent modular construction projects everywhere from major metropolitan centers to some of the most remote places on earth. Consider VESTA for your future space needs and learn how we are always THINKING BEYOND THE BOX.

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