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Parents &Family Weekend 2016: October 21-22

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Tentative Schedule of Events

Andrew Bennett

Tufts is providing the environment that Andrew Bennett, E15, dreamed about when he thought about college life and also the one that his parents dreamed about for him. Read more.

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Select a date:

Friday, October 21
Saturday, October 22

Registration and Welcome:

Friday, October 21, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Saturday, October 22, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Sophia Gordon Hall, 15 Talbot Avenue

Online registration will be available shortly. Please be sure to go to Sophia Gordon Hall, 15 Talbot Avenue, upon arrival to get your registration packet and the latest weekend updates.

Please note that there will be no scheduled events on Sunday, October 23, 2016. Please use this day to spend time with your Jumbo, attend religious services and enjoy brunch.

 

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Friday, October 21
7:15 am–8:00 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

Registration, Welcome and Sign-In

Refreshments

SOPHIA GORDON HALL, 15 TALBOT AVENUE

8:00 am–6:00 pm

Tisch Library Open

See where your student studies and learn about programs, services, and colletions that support your student.

TISCH LIBRARY, 35 PROFESSORS ROW

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

10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

CAMPUS TOURS
Current students give informative, enthusiastic tours of the university to prospective students.

DOWLING HALL LOBBY (Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour).

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

TISCH COLLEGE OF CIVIC LIFE OPEN HOUSE

The only university-wide college of its kind, learn how Tisch College prepares students to be active citizens through cutting-edge research and innovative programs like our JumboVote 2016 initiative!

LINCOLN-FILENE CENTER

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

Greg Victory, Executive Director, Tufts Career Center and Donna Esposito, Director of Career Development, Tufts Career Center

Tufts Career Center offers programs, resources and services to help your student learn what's available and how you can contribute to your child's career development.

DOWLING HALL 745
 

1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.

 

PARENTS AND FAMILY WEEKEND WELCOME

The Best of Both Worlds: Undergraduate Education in a Research University

James M. Glaser
Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences


Jennifer Burton
Professor of the Practice, Film Studies

AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER, 40 TALBOT AVENUE

 

3:30 - 4: 30 P.M.

TUFTS 1 + 4 BRIDGE-YEAR SERVICE LEARNING PROGRAM STUDENT PRESENTATION

Hear from students who spent the past year participating in service projects around the world through Tufts 1 + 4.

LINCOLN-FILENE CENTER

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
HEALTH SERVICES AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES PANEL

Join us for an interactive conversation with staff members from Health and Wellness for any and all questions you may have about our services and the health and mental health issues impacting students.

Michelle D. Bowdler, MSPH
Senior Director of Health and Wellness Services


Alexandra Donovan
Sexual Misconduct Prevention Specialist


Marilyn Downs, Ph.D.
Director of Outreach, Counseling and Mental Health Service


Margaret Higham, M.D.
Medical Director of Health Service


Julie S. Ross, Ph.D.
Director, Counseling and Mental Health Service


Ian L. Wong, MSPH
Director, Health Promotion and Prevention

Aidekman Arts Center, Cohen Auditorium, 40 Talbot Avenue

3:30–5:00 pm
Friends of Tufts Libraries Author Talk:

Sharing Cities: A Case for Truly Smart and Sustainable Cities

Professor Julian Agyeman, Ph.D., FRSA, Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning

TISCH LIBRARY, HIRSH READING ROOM, 35 PROFESSORS ROW

5:00–6:00 pm
Tisch Library Open House

See where your student studies and learn about programs, services and collections that support your student.

TISCH LIBRARY LOBBY, 35 PROFESSORS ROW

Select a date: Friday, October 21 | Saturday, October 22

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

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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