I cannot express the overwhelming sensation of joy and anticipation that comes over me when I see Miso Salmon at Dewick (one of the Tufts dining halls). I could wax on and on about the process of loading my plate 3-4 portions of fish all the way until that succulent first bite yields to my ravenous mouth, but I won’t. Rather, I’m going to tell you about (arguably) the best opportunity a prospective student has to get to know Tufts.
It’s quite simple, my job as a senior intern at the Tufts admissions office is to manage our lunch hosting program. I have a slew of current students who volunteer every week to meet with you, a prospective student. They want to sit down with you, talk to you about their experience at Tufts, and most importantly answer any questions that you might have. When I toured colleges (twice, I’m a transfer) I hated asking questions on tours. I always felt incredibly awkward and it didn’t help that my mother was invariably Segwaying along quite nearby. Lunch hosting is a chance for you to ask every question you might have and receive a completely unfiltered answer. Its a conversation for you to get a better feel for the culture of Tufts and to learn the day to day life of a student at Tufts.
So what does all this have to do with the Miso Salmon? Why did you subject yourself to my culinary musings? Because when you schedule a meeting with a lunch host, you get to eat free lunch (TANSTAFL does not apply for once)! Chili! Massive salad bar! Pad Thai! Seasoned Tofu! Burgers on burgers on burgers! Gluten free brownies (I’m gluten free)! Mounds of golden fries! Platters of the General’s Chicken! Food is good and the food at Tufts is amazing. I love eating and at Tufts I quickly learned that no matter your food restriction or taste you will walk away from the dining hall with a full satisfied belly.
Tufts wants you to have a free lunch and learn more about Tufts from a student’s perspective. If you are passing through campus this spring (or next fall) don’t miss the opportunity to sign up [hyperlink: http://tufts-admissions.s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/visit/plan-your-visit/lunch-host-program/] for Lunch Hosting. Plus, if you are thinking of spending four years at a school you might as well taste the food you will be enjoying.