Asian American Studies
Asian American Center
When creator of Pitch Perfect arrived,
They found a type of music derived.
Tufts says we’re non religious,
But that’s simply fictitious -
Because it’s under acapella we’re unified
Named after PT Barnum and his circus menagerie,
Donated our mascot elephant without ivory,
Though we’re filled with knowledge,
One can say we are a clown college
Our mascot certainly has had an eventful history.
Butternut Squash Bisque
Carmichael Dining Hall
A table for a scenic date,
This place certainly takes the plate.
To fill up your wok
And prepare for a walk
Smoothie tuesday represents its superiority innate
Crunchy Peanut Butter
Dewick MacPhie Dining Hall
It simply isn’t a battle,
Those who choose carm are cattle.
Sundaes on thursday and friday,
The selection is always mighty.
Plus you save a trip up that hill
Traveling to davis square,
Don’t worry about the fare.
To Chipotle or Buffalo exchange,
It's our student home range.
You’ll find a special gem somewhere.
Not interested in traditional classes?
Share your niche interest with the masses,
From the philosophy of shows,
To the story behind our clothes. (EXP-002),
See some unacknowledged tropics through new glasses.
It’s pronounced Fall gu-LAH,
Not a ball like cinderella,
Hang out with a friend,
And dance with the band
What a night to remember
In sports we’re D3,
But not true for frisbee,
If you can throw a ball,
This might be your call
To join the most prestigious sport with our degree.
Granoff Music Center
Our largest class at 350 students, Gospel Choir is a common class students take to fulfill their language culture requirement. Rumor has it, you don’t even need to sing, you can just open your mouth and you’ll get credit!
If you want great calves,
And occasionally fall on your ass.
Hike up to Miller,
Down to Braker,
Perhaps it’s most efficient to roll down the grass.
Hodgdon Food-On-the-Run is a campus favorite for students who like to eat in the library or during lab. It is organized like a food court, so you can choose if you want a pita plate, a burrito bowl, a greens and grains meal, or more! Just use your meal swipe and you are set to go on your way!
Ice Skating- memorial rink
One of our most popular majors here at Tufts is International Relations, referred to by students as IR. On our Somerville/Medford campus, we also have The Fletcher School, our graduate school for international affairs. Each year, The Fletcher School brings in speakers from all over the world for students, undergraduate and graduate alike, to enjoy.
One of the lasting legacies of Jackson College, the female counterpart to Tufts College back when the university was not coeducational, Jackson Gym is the dance gym on campus. Stop in and say, “hi” to our friendly head of the dance department, Renata, and enjoy our two spacious studios!
Only legends die young,
Juices on Campus
If you’re not an engineer,
There’s still something that leads your near,
Chocolate peanut butter shake,
Food wrapped to take,
Unfortunately meal swipes not accepted here
Lilly Music Library
Ladies of Essence
Leonard Carmichael Society
Our largest group on campus is the Leonard Carmichael Society (LCS), our umbrella community service group. Under LCS, a campus favorite is Animal Aid, a club in which you apply and get assigned a dog to walk for the semester. There are also various child-mentorship groups, such as DREAM and Jumpstart, in which you can be a part.
Whether you are enrolled in the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, or enrolled on the School of Arts & Sciences or the School of Engineering, all students have free admission to the Museum of Fine Arts in Fenway. Our shuttle, the Joey, leaves from right outside the Granoff Music Center, and it is free to all students.
Mayer Campus Center
Our division 3 varsity sports teams compete against other NESCAC schools in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. Practicing about 6-7 times a week, these teams are high time commitments and very rewarding groups in which you can participate. Let’s go ‘bos!
Featuring groups specializing in a capella, dance, improv comedy, burlesque, and more, the orientation show (o-show) occurs each year during orientation week to entertain our first-year class and show them some of the arts offerings we have on campus.
Office of Sustainability
Pearson Chemistry Building
Pax et Lux
Pax et Lox
On a sunny day,
The entire student body comes out to play,
But the rumor is,
It’s not actually where Tony Monaco lives,
But we’ve seen him relaxing away.
I know it sounds lame,
But it’s a serious game,
It’s a full-contact sport,
A player might retort,
So I might consider evaluating that claim
Tufts is a Tier One research University, which means that we produce some of the highest amounts of research annually. Students can get involved as early as their first year, in areas spanning from the sciences, to economics, to film and media studies.
Reduced Cost and Free Museum Tickets w your student ID
School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Sophia Gordon Hall
Our Student Accessibility and Academic Resource Center offers free tutors to our students to help them succeed in their classes. The center also has professional academic coaches on staff that meet one-on-one with students to help with time management, scheduling students’ days into 30-minute increments.
Torn Ticket II
The main library on campus, Tisch Library, is many students’ favorite places to study. Hidden inside is Tower Café, a great place to grab a bite when you want to get right back to work. In addition, Tisch houses our campus archives, which has records of old Tufts newspapers, yearbooks, records, and more!
Tufts Dance Collective
The Tufflepuffs (Quidditch)
The uphill/downhill rivalry is real, but we at admissions are partial to uphill, where our wonderful admissions building, Bendetson Hall, is located! Other favorites uphill include, Houston and Miller residential halls, and Carmichael Dining Hall, which is now peanut- and gluten-free.
Vanilla Soft Serve
Vegetarian and Vegan Options
Our dining halls are known for their very good vegetarian and vegan options. In fact, whether you are vegetarian or vegan or neither, the Eco Reps encourage all students to go vegetarian on Meatless Mondays. But never fear, we have plenty of great, filling options.
VOICES Fly-In Program
Verified Tufts Students on Insta
Another essay more,
Don’t make it a bore,
Please be specific,
In your interest,
Women Gender and Sexuality Studies
West Hall is the only dorm on campus that is located on the academic quad. Known for its Harry Potter-esque exterior and its prime location in the middle of campus, you traditionally needed a very good sophomore lottery number to have a chance of living in West. This year, it will be home to our newest Jumbos, members of the class of 2025.
Whoops, we had to cheat a bit for X, but our ExCollege here offers a wide variety of interesting, interdisciplinary courses such as Sheep to Shawl, Taylor Swift Feminism, and Race & Paranormal Imagination. Taught by students and outside professionals from the greater Boston area, this is a great way for students to make friends, engage in meaningful discussions with peers, and get credit!
We cheated again, but our Tufts-specific essay “Why Tufts?” is an important part of our application process that we want to highlight. Each student applying must answer “Why Tufts?” to show us that you did your homework! Be specific, and demonstrate to us why you love the school and how you can see yourself fitting into the Tufts environment.
For those with a taste for irony,
Who think they’re peak comedy,
An issue a month,
For jokes overused a bunch,
Still, Zamboni, will you please hire me.