Tufts University Art Gallery offerings, summer programs, Senior Memory Book
Tufts University Art Gallery offerings, summer programs, Senior Memory Book
Tufts Student Life
March 17, 2021
Dear Parents and Families,
We are well into the semester and midterms time, and it's almost Spring! In this issue, we are highlighting the many offerings at the Tufts University Art Galleries, a relaxing place to de-stress or study.

Check Out the Tufts University Art Galleries

The Tufts University Art Galleries in the Aidekman Arts Center are currently open to the Tufts community on weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Checking out art is a good socially-distant activity for students to get a moment of respite from being online. "The Galleries are a great place to visit as a study break or to see something new. And, conveniently enough, right next to the Medford COVID-testing location on Talbot Ave.!" said Dina Deitsch, Director and Chief Curator.
Running until March 26, the current main exhibition is a large one-person retrospective of the work of Jibade-Khalil Huffman. "The show introduces his work in photo, lightboxes, installation, and projected video that examines race and representation in our media- and screen-saturated existence," said Deitsch. "For Huffman, the screen is a space where culture plays out in wonderful, joyful ways but can be, in equal measure, a site of extreme trauma." Huffman also curated the lower gallery and invited another video artist, ariella tai, whose work explores the Black body in media.
In the Remis Sculpture Court, an installation by the artist collaborative General Sisters that will be on view through the Fall explores what it means to be together when we are apart. This project forms the basis for a self-reflective, self-guided, outdoor campus walk called Notes for Noticing that the galleries are offering starting next week as part of the university's Staycation activities and running through the Fall.
Another exhibition exploring feminist history and the founding of the Women's Center at Tufts will be on view until the end of March, and there will be a related online talk on March 24. The MFA thesis exhibitions from both last year's and this year's graduating classes, as well as some undergraduate work, will be showcased in April and May.
For those who are not on campus, all events are being held online, and all exhibits are available as 360 virtual tours.

Summer Registration is Now Open

Could your student benefit from tackling a challenging class outside the pressures of the regular school year, or maybe they just need to catch up on credits? With a large offering of flexible course schedules, as well as hybrid and virtual campus options, summer courses at Tufts are accessible to any students for any reason. To view our summer schedules, go to courses.tufts.edu or have your student visit go.tufts.edu/register.

The Tufts European Center Presents the Tufts Summit Pre-College Program!

The Tufts Summit Program is a three-week virtual summer program offering rising high school juniors and seniors a college-level course in International Relations and French language and culture. With a host of international guest speakers, students acquire a sense of the real-time value of their coursework through a unique lens. Interactive program activities help students exchange ideas and explore issues like culture, identity, current events, and the arts.

Purchase a 2021 Senior Memory Book

Class of 2021 parents and families! Order your copy of the 2021 Senior Memory Book now. The book will include 64 color pages in a coffee table format celebrating the Tufts Class of 2021. The book will include the traditional senior portrait section and other campus and community highlights from this special year. Books will be completed following commencement weekend and be mailed to addresses provided during the ordering process in mid- to late July 2021.

What's Happening Academically?

The Advising Period for Fall 2021 registration is April 523. Registration dates can be found on the academic calendar. To prepare for registration, students should:
  • schedule an appointment with their advisor
  • look up their registration time in SIS at the start of the advising period
  • confirm they have no additional registration holds
  • fill their shopping cart with courses and multiple back-up options
  • validate their cart to confirm they meet course requirements

Managing Illness Related Absences and Missed Exams

If your student is ill on the day of an exam, they should stay home if the class is in person. Students should refer to their syllabus for the missed exam policy and contact the instructor in advance of the exam. Due to COVID precautions, Health Service cannot see students on a walk-basis and does not provide medical excuse notes for illness on the day of an exam. Students with documentation from an outside provider should submit it to their Advising Dean who can communicate with the instructor.

Dates to Remember

March 26 – Spring Recess begins; classes suspended
March 29 – Spring Recess ends; classes resume
April 5 – Advising Period begins
April 12 – Last day for undergraduate AS&E students to withdraw from courses and receive a grade of W
April 19 – Patriots' Day observed (University Holiday), no classes
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Medford Campus in the summer
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