School is out. You’ve wrapped up your trigonometry final, written all there is to write about the Alphas, Betas, Epsilons & Omegas (Which one does not belong? This is a test.) from Brave New World, and for many of you, you are gearing up to procrastinate the 800 pages worth of APUSH summer reading you’ve been assigned. (I’ve been there, you’ll make it through someway, somehow.) Now there is finally enough space in your brain to start thinking about the college application process, which includes touring a myriad of different campuses. The Tufts Admissions office, like all schools across the country, is bustling with visitors during the summer months. We offer three information sessions a day to accommodate your schedule, followed by a comprehensive tour of campus. But as hard as we may try to make your summer visit as authentic as possible, there is one thing we cannot provide: real, live Tufts students. In my opinion, speaking with current students is the most valuable resource for getting a true sense of fit. Unfortunately, they are off partaking in impressive internships, traveling to cool places, and more generally, enjoying their hard-earned time off. Here are some tips for how to make the most of your summer visit at Tufts when there are no Jumbos around to spend it with:
Take Advantage of Your Time with Your Tour Guide:
Keep in mind, your tour guides will most likely be the only Tufts students you encounter on campus. Use them to your advantage!
When at Tufts, do as the Jumbos do:
Although the student population is sparse over the summer, it is still worthwhile to peruse the spaces on campus most frequented by Tufts students in order to get the most accurate sense of what it’s like to be a Jumbo during the school year:
Go to Davis Square
After you've seen all that campus has to offer, take the ten minute walk to Davis Square, our local downtown and closest subway stop.
If You Loved It/Aren’t Able to Visit in the Summer: