Meet Dean Caitlin Casey, purchase Boston Pops tickets and Memory Book
Meet Dean Caitlin Casey, purchase Boston Pops tickets and Memory Book
Tufts Student Life
April 21, 2022
Dear Parents and Families,
This is the last newsletter of the semester. Congratulations to you and your students on a successful year, and good luck to your students on final exams! In this issue, we introduce you to our new advising dean Caitlin Casey.
Caitlin Casey

Meet New Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising Caitlin Casey

Caitlin Casey joined Tufts at the end of February as an Associate Dean of Undergraduate Advising. She is advising Arts and Sciences students with last names beginning with S to Z, as well as students in the Resumed Education for Adult Learning (REAL) program. 
"Students should reach out to me or the other deans when anything starts to impact their academic world," she said. Dean Casey encourages students to get in touch when things start to get difficult, before they are in crisis. Tufts has many different resources, and the Advising Deans can always direct students to the appropriate person.
If you have a concern, Dean Casey encourages you to talk to your student first. "I think of parents and family members as collaborative team members. The primary relationship is between me and the student, but if a student wants their parent involved, I would welcome their input and their expertise," she said.
Dean Casey comes to Tufts from Harvard University. She describes her previous role as half student affairs and half academic. As a result, she is deeply familiar with the student experience both inside and outside the classroom. "I understand that students are creative, ambitious, brilliant young people navigating the world," she said.

Career Corner: Conversations with the Tufts Career Center

Debunking Resume Myths

One of our favorite things to do is help students create strong resumes, and here are three common misconceptions about them:
  • My resume should reflect every job or activity…ever. While it's tempting to keep all the high school information, students will need to make cuts to create room for Tufts content. For undergrads, a one-page resume is appropriate. View our Tufts Career Guide (PDF) for samples.
  • My resume should only include paid work. False! Resumes include both paid/unpaid work, volunteering, activities, research, as well as study abroad, relevant courses, and computer/lab/language skills.
  • I should use the same resume to apply for all internships/jobs. If a student's search focuses on one type of position, a single resume version is fine (along with a cover letter targeted to the individual employer). When students apply to a wider range of jobs, they should consider ways to further tailor their resumes.
Encourage your student to visit our Career Lab and Drop-Ins for a resume review

What's Happening Academically?

Review the Academic Residence Requirement with your student. Eligible students cannot enroll part-time or graduate early until completing it. Students who attempted a full-time semester in Fall 2020 are eligible for a shorter residence requirement. Students can contact their Advising Dean in advance if interested in their eligibility for early graduation or part-time study.

Purchase Boston Pops Performance Tickets for Evening of May 20

There is still time to purchase tickets for the Boston Pops concert at Symphony Hall on Friday, May 20 at 8 p.m. Don't miss fellow Tufts families, students, alumni, and Jumbo community members at the 120th Tufts Night at Pops—our longest-running tradition and a special way to celebrate both commencement and reunion weekend. Ticket prices range from $20 to $89 per person. The deadline for purchasing tickets is April 22.

2022 Senior Memory Book

Class of 2022 parents and families: order your copy of the 2022 Senior Memory Book now. The book will include 64 color pages in a coffee table book format celebrating the Tufts Class of 2022. It will also feature the traditional senior portrait section and other campus and community highlights from this special year. Books will be completed following commencement weekend and will be mailed to the addresses provided during the ordering process in mid- to late July 2022.

Dates to Remember

April 20 – Fall 2022 registration for all engineers, BFA, SMFA and NEC combined-degree students
April 21 – Fall 2022 registration for rising LA seniors, including 5th years (first- or second-semester senior in Fall 2022)
April 22 – Substitute Monday's schedule on Friday
April 25 – Fall registration for rising LA juniors (first- or second-semester junior in Fall 2022)
April 26 – Fall 2022 registration for rising LA sophomores (first- or second-semester sophomore in Fall 2022)
May 2 – Classes end
May 2 – Last day for graduate AS&E students to WITHDRAW from courses and receive a grade of W
May 3–5 – Reading period
May 5 – Review boards begin
May 14 – Residence halls close at 12 noon (excluding graduating seniors)
May 16 – Degree candidates' spring term grades due online by 9 a.m. (48 hours after final)
May 16 – Senior Week begins
May 20 – Senior Week ends
May 20 – Remaining grades due online by 9 a.m.
May 22 – Commencement
May 23 – Residence halls close at 12 noon (for graduating seniors & remaining students)
View the Student Life Calendar
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