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Parents &Family Weekend 2016: October 21-22

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*Online registration has closed but you are welcome to register in person! Registration tables will be set up inside the lobby of Sophia Gordon Hall (15 Talbot Avenue) from 10am to 6pm on Friday the 21st, and from 8am to 2pm on Saturday the 22nd. All guests should go to Sophia Gordon Hall upon arrival to pick up registration packets and get last-minute updates.*

Schedule of Events

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Select a Date:

Friday, October 21 | Saturday, October 22

Registration:

Online registration has closed. Guests may register in person upon arrival at Sophia Gordon Hall, 15 Talbot Avenue.

Welcome and Sign-In:

Stop by to sign in and get your registration packet and the latest weekend updates.

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

WEEKEND RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL GATHERINGS AND SERVICES LISTED BELOW

Friday, October 21

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

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 additional family members or friends.


8:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.

TISCH LIBRARY OPEN HOURS

Take a self-guided tour, use the public computers, refresh at Tower Cafe.

TISCH LIBRARY LOBBY, 35 PROFESSORS ROW


10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

REGISTRATION AND SIGN-IN.

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

11:00 am–8:00 pm
TUFTS UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY EXTENDED HOURS

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. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to the tour.

DOWLING HALL LOBBY (PLEASE ARRIVE 15 MINUTES PRIOR TO TOUR)

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

TISCH FAMILY GALLERY

Curatorial exhibitions tour.

AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER, 40 TALBOT AVENUE

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

CELEBRATION OF NEW ART AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY

11:00 am CELEBRATION OF NEW ART AT TUFTS UNIVERSITY

Join President Anthony P. Monaco and Dean Nancy Bauer to celebrate the acquisition of Fold Xll, a painting by African-American artist Sam Gilliam. Nicholas Cullinan, director of the National Portrait Gallery in London, calls Gilliam “one of America’s greatest living abstract painters.” Tufts University received this latest addition to our collection through the generosity of Dr. Maurice S. Segal, A28, M32, A65P.

Read more about Sam Gilliam in this Washington Post article by Tufts alumnus Geoff Edgers, A92.

Read about the rediscovery of African-American artists like Sam Gilliam

AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER, 40 TALBOT AVENUE

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

STUDENT SERVICES OPEN HOUSE

Come to Dowling Hall to learn about services and speak to professionals in the following departments: financial aid, academic advising, academic resource center, accessibility services, and study abroad.

DOWLING HALL, MILMORE ROOM, 419 BOSTON AVENUE

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

EXCOLLEGE OPEN HOUSE

The ExCollege offers small, participation-based courses that engage Tufts undergraduates in ideas shaping the world today. Our range of courses offer critical contexts for thinking about politics, popular culture, world religions, technology, law, communications, social issues, business, healthcare, ethics and more.

95 TALBOT AVENUE

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

11:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
FABRICATION SPACE OPEN HOUSE

See where students turn ideas into physical reality. This space provides students with innovative experiences through project-based learning and using industry standards in design, testing and manufacturing.

BRAY LABORATORY, 504 BOSTON AVENUE

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
CAREER COACHING YOUR TUFTS STUDENT

Learn from 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.

TUFTS CAREER CENTER, DOWLING HALL 745

1:00–2:00 p.m.
PARENTS AND FAMILY WEEKEND WELCOME

The Best of Both Worlds: Undergraduate Education in a Research University from James M. Glaser, dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, and Jennifer Burton, professor of the practice, Film Studies.

AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER, COHEN AUDITORIUM, 40 TALBOT AVENUE

2:10–3:00 p.m.
From the Ivory Tower to Walmart to Uber – The Evolution of US Higher Education

School of Engineering Dean Jianmin Qu
AIDEKMAN ARTS CENTER, COHEN AUDITORIUM, 40 TALBOT AVENUE

3:15–4:15p.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

3:30–4:30 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, RABB ROOM

3:00–5:00 p.m.
THE CENTER FOR ENGINEERING EDUCATION AND OUTREACH OPEN HOUSE

Visit CEEO to see our Maker Space and research projects, and for fun hands-on LEGO robotics engineering activities for all ages!

200 BOSTON AVENUE, SUITE G-810

3:30–5:00 p.m.
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

4:00–6:00 p.m.
SUMMER SCHOLARS POSTER SESSION

Space rainbows. Urban chickens. Alcoholic mice. These are just a few of the topics explored by participants in Summer Scholars, Tufts’ university-wide competitive summer research program. Please join us at this presentation of the results of their research. Refreshments will be served.

CARMICHAEL HALL, CHASE CENTER, 200 PACKARD AVENUE

WEEKEND RELIGIOUS AND PHILOSOPHICAL GATHERINGS AND SERVICES

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21

Noon-1:15 a.m.

BUDDHIST/MINDFULNESS MEDITATION

Come meet the University Chaplaincy Buddhist in Residence and join in an hour of Buddhist/mindfulness meditation practices and dharma discussion. Followed by light refreshments.

GODDARD CHAPEL

Noon-1:15 pm

Global Missions Luncheon

What does “mission” mean to you? Come share your thoughts on how to reclaim this sometimes controversial term, and learn about exciting opportunities to make a positive difference in our world. Join Methodist Mission Advocate Janjay Innis for a free lunch and conversation about the Global Mission Fellows program, which connects young adults with justice-based organizations in the U.S. and around the world. Visiting family members and parents are welcome.

Mayer Campus Center 203

MUSLIM JUMAH PRAYER

All are welcome to come pray or simply observe. Refreshments to follow.

INTERFAITH CENTER, 58 WINTHROP STREET

5:30-6:30 p.m.

HUMANIST SMALL GROUP REFLECTION

Join the Humanist in Residence for our weekly reflection meeting. We’ll begin with a reading from a Humanist author then explore the larger themes it might speak to and how we engage them in our own life. All are welcome, including families, and refreshments will be served.

INTERFAITH CENTER, 58 WINTHROP STREET

6:00 p.m.

JEWISH SHABBAT SERVICES (Conservative and Reform)

Dinner follows at 7:15 pm. Cost is $18 per family member; students, 1 meal plan or subsidized; children under age 10, $5. Reservations are required for dinner and can be made at tuftshillel.org. For availability, please call the Granoff Family Hillel Center at 617-627-3242.

GRANOFF FAMILY HILLEL CENTER, 220 PACKARD AVENUE

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22

10:00 am

JEWISH SHABBAT SERVICES AND LUNCH

No registration or fee is required.

GRANOFF FAMILY HILLEL CENTER 220 PACKARD AVENUE

3:00-5:00 pm

PROTESTANT CHAPLAIN'S TEA

Come meet Tufts’ new Protestant Chaplain, Dan Bell, and find out about Protestant spiritual life activities on and off campus. Tea and refreshments will be served.

GODDARD CHAPEL

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23

11:00 am

CATHOLIC MASS

Please join us for a special morning Mass for students, parents, and families, followed by light refreshments. Our choir will begin practice at 10:00 am and all visitors are invited to join in. All are welcome, and as always, come as you are.

GODDARD CHAPEL

11 a.m.

HUMANISTS AGAINST HOMELESSNESS: POWDERHOUSE SQUARE CLEANUP

The Tufts Humanist Chaplaincy takes responsibility for fighting homelessness in our shared community by making cleaner streets, supporting affordable housing, and improving food access. Being a part of the Tufts community is necessarily also being a part of the community that is all of Middlesex County–for Humanists, that means working in solidarity with some of the most marginalized members of that community, and considering ways in all our lives we can be more supportive of them. Our project this week will be to clean up Powderhouse Square, Powderhouse Park, and the Broadway corridor that leads to Ball Square. Cleaning supplies will be provided and all are welcome to join us, no matter your background. Parents and families are encouraged to come as well! For more on the Humanists Against Homelessness initiative, visit the Tufts Humanist Chaplaincy website.

Mayer Campus Center

12:00 p.m. SUKKOT LUNCHEON

Come enjoy one of the final days of Sukkot with some lunch and schmoozing in the sukkah! Students and parents welcome!

TUFTS HILLEL SUKKAH (behind the Hillel Center)

7:00 pm PROTESTANT EVENING WORSHIP

All parents and families are warmly welcome to join in our weekly Protestant worship service. Fellowship and refreshments to follow.

GODDARD CHAPEL

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 extension x66911 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.

Campus Dining Information

Tufts Dining welcomes parents and guests to dine on campus. Several options are available to you this weekend, from full fare at the dining centers to gourmet and specialty items at the various campus cafes and the Commons Marketplace.

Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers

Parents visiting campus may eat for free in either of the two campus dining centers if accompanied by their student 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 additional family members or friends. Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie both offer a great selection of freshly prepared foods including extensive salad and deli bars, homemade soup, handmade pizza, vegetarian and vegan entrees, hand-carved meats, grilled sandwiches, and our own baked desserts.

Commons Marketplace

Located on the lower level of the Campus Center, the Commons Marketplace features fresh flavors to suit every palette. Toss has salads prepared to order. Press serves hot panini right out of the oven. Sizzle cooks up grilled Angus beef burgers, vegan burgers, and chicken with specialty toppings along with hot sandwiches, subs, and sizzling fries. There’s a wall of cold drinks, Starbucks coffee, and a mix and match salad, soup, and hot food bar as well. For faster service, grab freshly packaged items, including sushi, salads, and snacks.

Hours: Friday and Saturday 11–1 a.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–midnight

Hotung Cafe

Hotung Cafe in the Mayer Campus Center is the destination for all specialty Starbucks coffee and tea drinks, as well as Freshens smoothies. Try hot breakfast sandwiches, bagels, and pastries in the morning. Grab fresh packaged salads, sandwiches, snacks, sushi, drinks, or artisanal soft-shell tacos hot out of the oven. Hotung has a great vibe, counter seating, cafe tables, booths, and upstairs seating too.

Hours: Friday 8–12 a.m., Saturday 10 –12 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.–10 p.m.

Brown and Brew Coffee House

Brown and Brew at Curtis Hall serves Seattle’s Best coffee drinks and Mighty Leaf teas with terrific food in a relaxed, inviting coffeehouse setting. Try the self-serve yogurt bar, homemade soup, sushi, hot sandwiches, and freshly packaged salads and sandwiches. Need that cup of coffee? Try our cold-brewed iced coffee and our own baked muffins, scones, brownies, or cookies. Brown and Brew has great outdoor patio seating as well. There’s no better place for a caffeine boost or a food break!

Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m.–4 p.m. Closed on weekends.

Tower Cafe at Tisch Library

Located inside Tisch Library, this convenient, light- filled cafe has coffee and espresso drinks, Tazo teas, bottled drinks, scones, croissants, yogurt parfaits, muffins, cookies, packaged salads, sandwiches, soup, and snacks all day.

Hours: Friday 11 a.m.–6 p.m., Saturday noon–6 p.m., Sunday noon–1 a.m.

The Rez, Student-Run Coffee Counter

Located on the main floor of the Mayer Campus Center, the Rez is operated by Tufts Student Resources and features coffee, espresso drinks, juice, muffins, and cookies.

Hours: Friday 8 a.m.–6 p.m, Saturday noon–6 p.m., Sunday noon–midnight


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