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Parents &Family Weekend 2013: "Local History, Global Future"

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Schedule of Events

On-line registration is now closed. Please visit Sophia Gordon Hall, 15 Talbot Avenue to register when you arrive on campus.

 

Select a date: Friday, October 4 | Saturday, October 5 | Sunday, October 6

 

Friday, October 4

8:00 am–7:30 pm
Dining Centers Open

Meals are available in Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie dining centers for parents and students who wish to remain on campus. Parents visiting campus eat for free in the dining centers if accompanied by daughters or sons enrolled in a meal plan. Students are required to use their Tufts ID to gain access to the dining centers. Cash, guest meals, or JumboCash may be used for additonal family members or friends.

CAMPUS DINING CENTERS

10:00 am–6:00 pm
Welcome and Sign-In

Refreshments

SOPHIA GORDON MULTIPURPOSE ROOM, SOPHIA GORDON HALL, 15 TALBOT AVENUE

10:00 am–8:00 pm
Tufts University Art Gallery (Extended hours)

Please visit the Art Gallery website for a listing of exhibitions.

AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER, 40 TALBOT AVENUE

11:00 am–11:45 am
Art Exhibits

Introduction to fall exhibitions with Tufts University Art Gallery Director, Dr. Amy I. Schlegel. Please visit the Art Gallery website for updated listings of exhibitions. Meet in Gallery lobby.

AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER, 40 TALBOT AVENUE

11:30 am-12:30 pm
Career Coaching Your Tufts Student

Learn how Tufts is preparing your child for the workplace. Examine career influences from parental to generational. Get coaching to support your child’s career development.

Donna Milmore
Assistant Director, Tufts Career Center

Dowling Hall 745

1:00 pm
Muslim Service

INTERFAITH CENTER, 58 WINTHROP STREET

Parents and Family Weekend Welcome:

1:00-1:30 pm

Provost Welcome

David R. Harris
Provost and Senior Vice President

1:35-2:05 pm

The School of Engineering: Our First Decade and Beyond

Linda M. Abriola
Dean of the School of Engineering

2:10-2:40 pm

Creating Global Classrooms: How Tufts Students Are Connecting with the World

Joanne Berger-Sweeney
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences

2:45-3:45 pm
Parents & Family as Professionals: A Networking Opportunity for Students

Hosted by Tufts Career Center. Family is the #1 resource for students seeking career advice and professional contacts. Engage in informal career conversations with Tufts students, share advice and insights, and contribute to students' knowledge of the workplace. Register online. (Please note that this is for the networking event only.)

3:30–5:00 pm
Family Engineering Challenge

Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, a leader in K-16 engineering education innovation, hosts a family engineering challenge. Tufts students and family members are invited to the CEEO to work on the challenge of building a walking robot with LEGO materials.  Prizes for creativity and speed.

CENTER FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND OUTREACH, CURTIS HALL BASEMENT (Down the steps from Brown and Brew)

4:00–5:30 pm
Friends of Tufts Libraries Author Talk
Intuition Pumps and Other Tools for Thinking

Daniel C. Dennett
Co-Director, Center for Cognitive Studies
University Professor and Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Philosophy

6:00 pm
Shabbat Services

Please join us for Shabbat student-lead Conservative and Reform services. A delicious kosher dinner follows services at approximately 7:15 pm. Advanced registration for dinner is required at http://tinyurl.com/TuftsHillelParentsWeekend. There will be a special performance at dinner by Shir Appeal, Tufts' only Jewish, co-ed acapella singing group. You'll be welcomed for services, dinner or both! For more information, please call the Hillel Center at 617-627-3242.

Conservative and Reform Dinner follows at 7:15 pm. Cost for dinner is $18 per person; students $12.50 or 1 meal plan; children under age 10, $5. Advance registration is required; please call the Granoff Family Hillel Center at 617-627-3242 for availability.

GRANOFF FAMILY HILLEL CENTER

Select a date: Friday, October 4 | Saturday, October 5 | Sunday, October 6

General Information

Parking

Parking is available in all Tufts lots, in visitor parking areas, on streets within the campus boundaries, and in the Dowling Hall parking garage at 419 Boston Avenue. Handicap parking areas are reserved only for vehicles so designated.

Registration

On-line registration is now closed..

PLEASE COME TO THE SOPHIA GORDON MULTIPURPOSE ROOM IN SOPHIA GORDON HALL UPON ARRIVAL TO RECEIVE YOUR REGISTRATION PACKET AND LEARN ABOUT LAST-MINUTE SCHEDULE CHANGES.

Emergencies

In case of an emergency, dial ext. 66911 from any Tufts University campus telephone to reach the Tufts University Police in Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Avenue. If you’re calling from a non-campus phone, dial 617-627-6911. For a non-emergency, call 617-627-3030.


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