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SENIOR EVENTS

Each year, TUSC offers a variety of programs to bring together the senior class to celebrate their accomplishments. We're excited to continue that tradition this year, despite COVID restrictions. We'll be offering a number of high-quality, COVID safe events throughout the spring semester. Additional details are included below. 

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Have photos from events or your department commencement ceremonies? 

Submit your photos to be considered for inclusion in the 2021 Senior Memory Book. You can submit online using ID 416173993.

Additional Senior Programs
Senior Portraits

Senior Portraits have now concluded.  Students who took portraits should have received proofs and information on how to order packages and designate a specific portrait for the Memory Book.  If  you do not choose a portrait for the book the portrait company will do that for you.  All portraits taken on campus will be included in the 2021 Senior Memory Book. Learn more at ocl.tufts.edu.

Senior Memory Book

The Jumbo Senior Memory Book is an opportunity to capture and preserve the memories of Senior Year. This year’s Senior Memory Book will capture the many events and milestones of the Senior Class. As always, the book will be full-color and hard-cover, and include the formal senior portraits, and approximately sixty-four pages highlighting the senior class! Books will be mailed directly to addresses provided during ordering process in mid July. Order your senior memory book online for $90.

Class Rings

The official TUAA class ring is beautifully engraved with the university's insignia in your choice of yellow or white gold (10K, 14K, 18K) or sterling silver, and comes with the Signitas Warranty.  Personalize your ring with free engraving!  You may choose to engrave your initials, graduation year and/or degree.  Upload your own side engraving design or select from our large library of Tufts University artwork, which includes Jumbo the Elephant, Greek logos, athletics and activity symbols. Purchase yours online.

Senior Awards

Presented by the Alumni Association each year, seniors are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the Tufts Community. Be sure to head over to nominate your peers and attend the recognition ceremony in April. Learn more at alumniandfriends.tufts.edu.

Wendell Phillips Award

Presented by the University Chaplaincy, the award is given annually to a senior who demonstrates both marked ability as a speaker and a high sense of public responsibility and is invited to speak during the Baccalaureate Service at Commencement. Learn more at chaplaincy.tufts.edu/wendellphillips.

 

senior week

Senior Week is filled with celebratory events for seniors and will begin on Monday, May 17, 2021 and culminates on Sunday with the Commencement Ceremonies. While no final decision has been made about Senior Week 2021, we currently plan to offer a variety of intimately sized in-person events and larger-scale virtual and hybrid programs. All events for 2021 will be offered free of charge. 

Please note, TUSC's student-run Senior Week is planned independently of University Commencement programming. University decisions about the format of Commencement exercises does not necessarily dictate Senior Week programming. All decisions will be made based on University, state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19.

All Senior Week tickets are available online at tuftstickets.com beginning Monday, May 3, 2021 at 10:30am and are required even for free events. All tickets are non-transferable and non-refundable.

 

All Senior Week ticket holders agree to the Senior Week Social Policy.

additional Senior Week Details
Commencement

Be sure to check out commencement.tufts.edu for all you need to know about commencement weekend, including signing up for your ceremony recordings in April, how to purchase your Cap & Gown, and more. 

Residence Hall Closing

All students must move out of their on-campus residences by noon on Saturday, May 15, 2021. Please review the move-out protocol on the Office for Residential Life & Learning's website.

JumboCash REFUND

If you have more than $10 in JumboCash in your account can use it or request reimbursement through the Tufts Dining Office. To apply for a credit or funds refund, complete the Request for JumboCash Account Closure (PDF) form and mail it, with a photocopy of your Tufts ID, to Tufts Dining Services, 89-91 Curtis Street, Medford, MA 02155—or hand deliver it to the Tufts Dining Administration Office at 89-91 Curtis Street, Somerville, MA 02144. For more information, click here. Additional information can be found on the Tufts Dining website.

Exchange Students

Senior Week is open to full-time undergraduate seniors who have paid the student activities fee.  Most student organization events, including Senior Week, are funded by the Student Activities Fee which exchange students do not pay. In addition, exchange students are not considered undergraduate seniors, and are required to have moved out of their residence hall prior to the halls closing for traditional undergraduate students. For these reasons, exchange students are not eligible to participate in Senior Week events. However, as a courtesy, TUSC will allow exchange students to receive a free student ticket to the Spring Fling Concert, which would normally cost $30 for any Tufts Community member other than a full-time undergraduate student.

Contacts
 

calendar of events

May

14
Senior Gift box distribution

Pick up your custom made class of 2021 gift box, complete with all the items you'll need to celebrate your graduation and reminisce on your time at Tufts. Boxes include a commemorative tassel, the classic Stuff-a-Jumbo with a senior t-shirt, and many other custom branded items. Students may select if they prefer to pick up their box in-person between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14th or 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15th (must be currently enrolled as an in-person student and part of the COVID testing protocol) or have their box mailed directly to them at the address provided when registering on TuftsTickets. Mailed gift boxes may not arrive until the following week. Items cannot be shipped internationally.

free

Time

4:00 p.m. EDT

Location

Mayer Campus Center

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

15
Senior Gift box distribution

Pick up your custom made class of 2021 gift box, complete with all the items you'll need to celebrate your graduation and reminisce on your time at Tufts. Boxes include a commemorative tassel, the classic Stuff-a-Jumbo with a senior t-shirt, and many other custom branded items. Students may select if they prefer to pick up their box in-person between 4:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on Friday, May 14th or 11:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 15th (must be currently enrolled as an in-person student and part of the COVID testing protocol) or have their box mailed directly to them at the address provided when registering on TuftsTickets. Mailed gift boxes may not arrive until the following week. Items cannot be shipped internationally.

free

Time

11:00 a.m. EDT

Location

Mayer Campus Center

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

17
Dumplings cook-a-long

Award winning celebrity chef Katie Chin will teach participants how to make her favorite Chinese dumplings. Each kit will include tools and ingredients to prepare Chef Katie’s signature dish and will be mailed directly to students at the address provided when registering on TuftsTickets. Items cannot be shipped internationally.

free

Time

5:00 p.m. EDT

Location

tusc.tufts.edu/seniorweeklive

view recording

passcode: !1p888Jo

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. to

May 6 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

17
Game Night In

Back by popular demand, we are joining Game Night Out for their private 90-minute virtual game nights. These game nights contain a series of original competitive challenges and mini-games to be completed in teams, ranging from scavenger-hunts to trivia. A professional host will facilitate the entirety of the night in order to keep the games as interesting and exciting as possible. Students must sign up for their desired session individually, not as teams. Max 12 students per session, with only 10 people permitted together in-person. 

free

Time

7:00, 7:30,

8:00, 8:30 & 9:00 p.m. EDT

Location

Link Emailed Directly To You

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

18
chocolate tasting

Former pastry chef for President Barack Obama, Chef Jessica Lewis will walk participants through a chocolate tasting. Each kit will contain a gourmet truffle collection, sparkling water and tasting card and will be mailed directly to students at the address provided when registering on TuftsTickets. Items cannot be shipped internationally.

free

Time

5:00 p.m. EDT

Location

tusc.tufts.edu/seniorweeklive

view recording

passcode: JTWE*7!!

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. to

May 6 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

18
Game Night In

Back by popular demand, we are joining Game Night Out for their private 90-minute virtual game nights. These game nights contain a series of original competitive challenges and mini-games to be completed in teams, ranging from scavenger-hunts to trivia. A professional host will facilitate the entirety of the night in order to keep the games as interesting and exciting as possible. Students must sign up for their desired session individually, not as teams. Max 12 students per session, with only 10 people permitted together in-person. 

free

Time

7:00, 7:30,

8:00, 8:30 & 9:00 p.m. EDT

Location

Link Emailed Directly To You

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

19
gnocchi cook-a-long

Food Network personality and chef Michele Ragussis will walk participants through making Gnocchi. Kits with basic ingredients, tools, and a recipe card will be mailed directly to students at the address provided when registering on TuftsTickets. Items cannot be shipped internationally. Participants will be required to provide additional perishable ingredients as specified on the recipe card.

free

Time

5:00 p.m. EDT

Location

tusc.tufts.edu/seniorweeklive

view recording

passcode: 5tS$fa*9

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. to

May 6 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

19
Game Night In

Back by popular demand, we are joining Game Night Out for their private 90-minute virtual game nights. These game nights contain a series of original competitive challenges and mini-games to be completed in teams, ranging from scavenger-hunts to trivia. A professional host will facilitate the entirety of the night in order to keep the games as interesting and exciting as possible. Students must sign up for their desired session individually, not as teams. Max 12 students per session, with only 10 people permitted together in-person. 

free

Time

7:00, 7:30,

8:00, 8:30 & 9:00 p.m. EDT

Location

Link Emailed Directly To You

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

20
Mixology class

Husband of Candiace from Real Housewives of Potomac, level one sommelier, mixologist, and chef Chris Bassett will walk students through mixing an Old Fashioned. Kits will be mailed directly to students at the address provided when registering on TuftsTickets, and will include a custom Tufts branded shaker, 1.75oz of Bourbon, syrup, bitters, garnish, and recipe card. Items cannot be shipped internationally. Participants will be required to provide additional perishable ingredients (such as ice) as specified on the recipe card. Must be 21+ to participate.

free

Time

5:00 p.m. EDT

Location

tusc.tufts.edu/seniorweeklive

view recording

passcode: LwP$a*g0

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. to

May 6 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

20
Game Night In

Back by popular demand, we are joining Game Night Out for their private 90-minute virtual game nights. These game nights contain a series of original competitive challenges and mini-games to be completed in teams, ranging from scavenger-hunts to trivia. A professional host will facilitate the entirety of the night in order to keep the games as interesting and exciting as possible. Students must sign up for their desired session individually, not as teams. Max 12 students per session, with only 10 people permitted together in-person. 

free

Time

7:00, 7:30,

8:00, 8:30 & 9:00 p.m. EDT

Location

Link Emailed Directly To You

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

20
Paint the Cannon Challenge 
Designs due

Download the template, create your design, and submit it via email to tusc@tufts.edu. Our two favorite designs will be posted on our Instagram story on Friday to vote and select the final winner. The winning design will be painted on the cannon for Commencement on Sunday, May 23rd.

free

Time

11:59 p.m. EDT

Location

tickets on sale

no tickets required

May

21
the last call: bingo

'B4' you officially say goodbye, play one final game of TUSC's classic virtual BINGO including the hottest prizes you've seen all year. BINGO cards will be emailed directly to students Tufts' email addresses, and prizes will be mailed directly to students at the address provided when registering on TuftsTickets. Items cannot be shipped internationally.

free

Time

5:00 p.m. EDT

Location

tusc.tufts.edu/seniorweeklive

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

21
Game Night In

Back by popular demand, we are joining Game Night Out for their private 90-minute virtual game nights. These game nights contain a series of original competitive challenges and mini-games to be completed in teams, ranging from scavenger-hunts to trivia. A professional host will facilitate the entirety of the night in order to keep the games as interesting and exciting as possible. Students must sign up for their desired session individually, not as teams. Max 12 students per session, with only 10 people permitted together in-person. 

free

Time

7:00, 7:30,

8:00, 8:30 & 9:00 p.m. EDT

Location

Link Emailed Directly To You

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

21
tufts night at the pops

Senior Week wouldn’t be the same without this long-standing tradition: Tufts Night at Pops! Seniors and your families are invited to register for this free concert hosted by the Boston Pops as we celebrate the Class of 2021 and welcome them into the Tufts alumni family! The concert will be available to watch for 48 hours, starting Thursday evening, so you can join in the tradition no matter where you are!

 

As a special touch, 3 lucky Seniors will win a pair of tickets to the next in-person Tufts Night at Pops at Symphony Hall! All seniors who watch the concert will automatically be entered into the raffle to win a pair of tickets. Winners will be contacted via email in June.

free

Time

all day

Location

Link Emailed Directly To You

tickets on sale

May 3 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

on tuftstickets.com

May

22
baccalaureate

Join your classmates for the annual Tufts Baccalaureate Ceremony, the day before Commencement. The virtual ceremony will feature senior interviews, musical performances, speakers, and multi-faith blessings from the Tufts University chaplains. Atrey Bhargava 'A21 will give the Wendell Phillips Address, and President Monaco will offer remarks to the class of 2021. Family and friends are invited to attend as well.

free

Time

2:00 p.m. EDT

Location

go.tufts.edu/baccalaureate2021

tickets on sale

no tickets required

May

23
university-wide commencement

The virtual All-University Commencement Ceremony for the Class of 2021 will begin at 9:00 AM ET on May 23, 2021 at commencement.tufts.edu and will feature remarks from President Tony Monaco, Provost Aubrey, deans of each school, honorary degree recipients, and the conferral of degrees for the class of 2021.

free

Time

9:00 a.m. EDT

Location

commencement.tufts.edu

tickets on sale

no tickets required

May

23
as&e commencement
interactive watch party

Join your fellow members of the Arts & Sciences (including SMFA) and Engineering undergraduate class of 2021 on commencement.tufts.edu for an interactive watch party featuring special messages from members of the class, live polls, and trivia.

free

Time

11:00 a.m. EDT

Location

commencement.tufts.edu

tickets on sale

no tickets required